A Literary Evening with McInerney, Meaney, Nugent

Categories: , | Venue:
Updated: August 21st, 2017

A Literary Evening

with Roisín Meaney, Lisa McInerney & Liz Nugent


Belltable | Thur, Nov 16th | 8pm | €12/€10


Last season’s literary evening with Donal Ryan, Julian Gough and Michael Durack was a huge success. This season’s event promises to be just as enriching.

For the first time these three writers come together in Limerick to read from their work.  Facilitated by Roisín Meaney, these readings are for everyone; book lovers, writers and anyone interested in the world of publishing. Both Lisa McInerney and Liz Nugent are award wining writers. McInerney for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies. Nugent for her two novels of psychological suspense, Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait.

Roisín Meaney In 2001 Roisin (Kerry born, Limerick based) took a year off teaching and travelled to San Francisco to write The Daisy Picker, which won a two book publishing deal with Tivoli Books. In 2008, with four published novels under her belt, she gave up the day job to write fulltime. To date she is the author of fourteen adult novels and two children’s books, and her works have been translated into several languages. Selected books have also been published in Australia and the US. She is currently working on the next, which is scheduled to hit the shelves in June 2018.

In her spare time she visits schools to talk about the joys of reading, and once a month she tells stories to small children in her local library. She is a fan of cats, chocolate, baking and kindness. With a friend she manages the Random Acts of Kindness Limerick page on Facebook.

Lisa McInerney is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and screenwriter from Galway. Formerly an award-winning blogger, her work has featured in Winter PapersThe Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4 and in the anthologies The Long Gaze Back (New Island), Beyond The Centre (New Island) and Town and Country (Faber). She was longlisted for the 2017 The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Her debut novel The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) was published in 2015 and explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland’s twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family. The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. It was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award, longlisted for the 2016 Dylan Thomas Award, and named as a book of the year by The Irish Times, Sunday Independent and Sunday Business Post. In 2016 it was published in the United States and in Spain, and will be translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Serbian, Polish and Danish. It has been optioned for television, with Lisa attached to adapt her novel for the screen.

Lisa’s second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published by John Murray in April 2017. She is currently a contributing editor at The Stinging Fly.

Photo by Beta Bajgart  

Liz Nugent is an award-winning writer of radio and TV drama and has written short stories for children and adults.  In early 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was published.  It went straight to the top of the bestsellers list and has been translated into nine languages. Unravelling Oliver  won the Crime Novel of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards.

Her second novel, Lying in Wait, was published in July 2016 and also went straight to number 1. It won the RTE Radio Listener’s Choice prize at the Irish Book Awards and was shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year. On its UK release in January 2017, Lying in Wait went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list and was chosen for the hugely popular Richard & Judy Bookclub Spring 2017 list and won the Reader’s Choice award for that season.

Liz’s books have been acquired for publication in the U.S. (2017 & 2018) by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.  Liz’s third novel, Skin Deep, will be published in the UK and Ireland in March 2018. TV and film rights are currently under negotiation.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a €1 per ticket booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

Book Tickets

choose a time below

Thu 16 Nov