Join us for the ever popular Ten Books You Should Read! Our guests Stefanie Preissner and Ferdia Mac Anna will select five books each that they would recommend and delve into the stories to illustrate why we should give them a try.
Stefanie Preissner – Munich-born, Mallow-raised – is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. Stefanie has also produced a series of short documentaries entitled How To Adult which she presents for RTÉ’s online platform RTÉ Player. Her one-woman theatre show Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin before touring internationally. Alongside her career as a screenwriter and playwright, she has won several awards as an actor. Her first book Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? was nominated for several awards in 2017 and her second book Can I Say No? was released in May 2019.
Ferdia Mac Anna was born in Dublin and works as a novelist, film director, screenwriter and lecturer. He produced a BAFTA winning BBC/RTÉ drama series, Custer’s Last Stand-Up (2000-2002). In 1996, his novel, The Last of the High Kings, was made into a Hollywood movie starring Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. He has directed short films, documentaries, TV dramas and soaps as well as the feature films All About Eva (2015) and Danny Boy (2019).
Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of all events, see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie