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Poésie et Prose

Rencontre littéraire : , poets Leontia Flynn and Iggy McGovern, novelist Lucy Caldwell
Chair: Nell Regan, Director, West Cork Literary Festival

Northern Irish poet and academic Leontia Flynn’s third collection of poetry, Profit and Loss (2011), confirmed her “unrivalled capacity as a good-humoured but devastating observer of the modern secular scene” TLS Books of the Year.

Award-winning author Lucy Caldwell’s latest novel, All the Beggars Riding (2013), centres on the narrator’s confrontation with her past and that of her father’s, a prominent plastic surgeon and Irishman, who had honed his skills on the bomb victims of the Troubles.

Poet and professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Iggy McGovern's new sonnet sequence, A Mystic Dream of 4, evokes the life of William Rowan Hamilton, 19th century Irish mathematician and poet.

Image left to right: Leontia Flynn, Lucy Caldwell, Iggy McGovern