Blessington Library

Author Declan Burke

Join us in Blessington Library in conversation with Declan Burke about his new book The Lammisters, a comic novel, which will be published by No Alibis Press in November 2019.  Declan Burke is from Sligo but currently lives in County Wicklow.  He is an author, editor and journalist and has also taught courses in crime fiction writing with the Irish Writers Centre.  In 2017 he was appointed a UNESCO/Dublin City Libraries writer-in-residence.  Declan will appeal to a broad audience, if you are an avid crime fiction reader or follower of Irish fiction don’t miss this event.

Declan Burke’s Eightball Boogie (2003), Absolute Zero Cool (2011) and Slaughter’s Hound (2012) were shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Absolute Zero Cool won the Goldsboro Award in 2012. He is also the editor of Down These Green Streets (2011) and Trouble is Our Business (2016), and the co-editor, with John Connolly, of Books to Die For (2013), which won the Anthony Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime.

Reviews of the Lost and the Blind include high praise from both Library Thing and Publishers Weekly.

“In “The Lost and the Blind,” Declan Burke weaves plot twist after plot twist together to create a thriller full of mystery and intrigue … Not many authors are capable of successfully pulling off such a complex plot, but Burke does and makes it seem effortless.” – Library Thing   “Burke has a real knack for dialogue and phrasing.” —Publishers Weekly

Time: 7.30pm - 9pm

Genres: Talk

Address: Red Lane, Co. Wicklow

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