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‘Man about town: drunkard, spendthrift’ – Christine Dwyer Hickey – Cancelled

April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



A Message from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature:

It is with regret that we inform you of the postponement of all the Dublin One City One Book events, scheduled in April, due to the covid-19 situation. It is hoped that the events will be rescheduled later in the year so please watch out for further updates. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to be kept informed.

In the meantime, enjoy reading “Tatty”, taking pleasure in the joy of a good book.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our City of Literature events in the not too distant future.


City of Literature Team

The James Joyce Centre is thrilled to welcome Christine Dwyer Hickey with her presentation for the third part of our Spring/ Summer Lecture Series in April 2020. This event is part of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature One City One Book initiative and we are delighted to have their collaborative support with this event.

Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey is the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2020. Dublin One City One Book aims to encourage everyone in Dublin to read a designated book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year.

‘Man about town: drunkard, spendthrift’ – Christine Dwyer Hickey will explore the effect of John Joyce on the creative and emotional development of his son James, and what it’s like to live a childhood on red alert.

Christine is a novelist, playwright and short-story writer. She has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play.

Tatty was published by New Island Books (2004) and by Vintage UK (2005). It was shortlisted for Irish Novel of The Year 2005, listed as one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade at the Irish Book Awards 2010 and was nominated for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Fiction Prize).

Her latest novel The Narrow Land is set on Cape Cod in 1950 and examines the turbulent marriage of American artists Edward and Jo Hopper and was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year at the 2019 Irish Book Awards.

Her other Dublin works include the Dublin Trilogy, the story of a Dublin family from 1918-1960; the short story collection Parkgate Street and other Dublin Stories and The Cold Eye of Heaven which won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the IMPAC Award 2013 (now the International Dublin Literary Award). Last Train from Liguria set in Italy during Mussolini’s Fascist regime was nominated for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature.

Christine’s stories have been published in anthologies and magazines worldwide and have won several awards the most recent of which was at for her story Back to Bones at the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year Award 2017.


April 6, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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James Joyce Centre


The James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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