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KILDARE READERS’ FESITVAL – Chat LGBT: A Question of Queer Irish Literature
Thursday 5th October, 2023 - 20:00 - 22:00Free, booking advised
Katherine O’Donnell (Slant) and Declan Toohey (Perpetual Comedown) discuss and read from their debut novels which were published this year and add to the growing canon of queer Irish literature.
Slant by Katherine O’Donnell is a ground-breaking Irish lesbian love story, set across the decades from the 1980s AIDS crisis to the 2015 marriage referendum. Katherine O’Donnell’s debut delivers a headbutt to the heart that reveals and celebrates all the kinds of love needed to sustain a life.
Perpetual Comedown is the debut novel from an unforgettable new voice in Irish fiction. In breathless prose, Declan Toohey weaves a contemporary yarn of academic intrigue and youthful irreverence, sexual fluidity and neurodiversity. Experimental, trippy, hilarious, compassionate, Perpetual Comedown is a riotous reckoning in the construction of the self.
ISL/Irish Sign Language interpretation will be available for this event.