Newsletter #50: December 2020

Online event of the month: Comhrá le Cathal

Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Jingle all the way! Comhrá le Cathal will review new novels at one on Sunday!

Santa Claus himself couldn't top Comhrá le Cathal, an event taking place on 6 December. Cathal Pórtéir, writer and broadcaster, will lead this panel discussion during which three new Irish language books will be reviewed. The discussion will be presented by IMRAM, the Irish Language Literature Festival, under the umbrella of the Dublin Book Festival.

Póirtéir won't be coming down the chimney, but through the screen, as he welcomes three guests who are immersed in the worlds of literature and the arts. Joining him will be Anna Heussaff, well-known Irish language author; Aonghus Ó hAlmhain, commentator and article writer on literature and art, among other subjects; and Tristan Rosenstock, broadcaster, musician and literary editor of Comhar magazine. These four are sure to have plenty of interesting and thought-provoking opinions to share - and they won't mince their words either!

The panel will examine three new novels: Fatwa by Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird, Cití na gCártaí by Réaltán Ní Leannáin and Thar na Tonnta by Beairtle Ó Conaire.

This event is well worth attending for anyone who has an interest in literature as each guest will give a unique insight into the novels being discussed. This conversation will be of particular interest to listeners of the podcasts, as the three books to be reviewed have also been covered in that podcast in the past few months.

Comhrá le Cathal will take place on the 6th of December, between 1.00pm and 2.00pm (Irish time). The event is free of charge and you can register to attend on the Dublin Book Festival website. That page also includes more information about the guests and the books they will be discussing.

Happy Literature Festival!