Location: ONLINE/Ar Líne
Date/Dáta: Saturday 20 November 2021
Time/Am: 11.00 – 11.45 IST/GMT
An Act of Love with Carol Drinkwater interviewed by Paula Shields
Gníomh Grá – Carol Drinkwater á cur faoi agallamh ag Paula Shields
An Act of Love
At this year’s Dingle Lit book festival Carol Drinkwater will be connecting with audiences from her home in the South of France to discuss her fourth novel, An Act of Love, a sweeping and evocative love story about bravery and courage following a young woman forced to flee war-ravaged Poland during World War II, taking refuge in the French Alps. As the Nazis advance and the family are in peril, romance blossoms and difficult choices have to be made. Author Kate Mosse called the book, “A lovely novel. A moving story of love and friendship with a wonderful sense of place.”
Dingle Literary festival 2021 is delighted to welcome Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. While working in Australia, Drinkwater wrote her first book, a children’s book called The Haunted School. She has since written further children’s books and seen The Haunted School produced as a television mini-series and later bought by Disney and edited into a film which won the Chicago International Film Festival Gold Award for Children’s Films. It was through this that she met her husband, French filmmaker Michel Noll, and relocated to Provence. Her quartet of memoirs set on her olive farm in the south of France have sold over a million copies worldwide and her solo journey round the Mediterranean in search of the olive tree’s mythical secrets inspired a five-part documentary film series, The Olive Route. She is also the author of novels The Forgotten Summer, The Lost Girl and The House on the Edge of the Cliff.
Paula Shields is a writer, researcher, and interviewer. An arts journalist since the 1990s, she has worked in London, Galway and Dublin in print, TV and now radio – on Arena, RTÉ’s flagship arts show.
Other professional highlights include originating and researching the IFTA award-winning RTÉ TV documentary, Fairytale of New York, in 2017, and judging the 2017 and 2018 Irish Times Theatre Awards.
This is a pre-recorded online event. Signing up means you will receive a link to view the event online. The featured authors will not be in Dingle for a live event. The broadcast of this event will be on the Big Screen in St James’s at the scheduled time.
The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.
Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.
The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.