Rencontre with Louise Kennedy
- Tuesday 28 March 2023
Admission free, reservation recommended
‘Trespasses’ is Northern Irish writer Louise Kennedy’s masterly debut novel. Set in 1970s Belfast, a period she lived through as a teenager, it is a story told with, as the Guardian says, ‘such compulsive attention to the textures of its world that every page feels like a moral and intellectual event’. It begins with the chance meeting of Cushla, a young Catholic woman, and Michael, a married man, in her family’s pub. He is a Protestant lawyer who is committed to civil rights for Catholics; she a primary school teacher. Their lives are changed forever in a manner that Kennedy renders with observant, ironic and sensual detail.
Tonight she launches the French translation of this powerful novel, following its ebullient reception by English-speaking press and public alike.
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