All Along the Echo
Danny Denton interviewed by Mia Colleran
Venue: An Díseart – Nano Nagle Room
Date: Saturday 19 November 2022
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door
All Along the Echo.
Beidh Danny Denton faoi agallamh ag Mia Colleran
Ionad: An Díseart – Nano Nagle Room
Dáta: Dé Sathairn 19 Samhain 2022
Am: 12.00 – 13.00 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an doras
Danny Denton is an Irish novelist, a contributing editor at The Stinging Fly and a lecturer on writing at University College Cork. His first novel, The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow, was published by Granta Books in 2018, and nominated for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Irish Book Awards. Among other publications, Denton’s work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, Southword, Granta, Winter Papers, The Dublin Review, Guardian, Irish Times and Big Issue. His second novel All Along the Echo was published in April 2022.
Danny Denton is one of Ireland’s most recognisable new authors and a true book lover’s author. He loves independent bookshops, he’s built a community of readers around himself and he manages to tackle weighty issues with a deft hand and a lot of heart. So it’s no surprise that his second novel, which comes three years after his first, has already been compared to works from George Saunders, Nicola Barker and David Mitchell.
‘A boisterous chorus, brimming with humanity. All Along the Echo feels like a living thing, dancing and dodging, surprising and poignant.’ Lisa McInerney
All Along The Echo tells the story of Tony, an Irish DJ, who along with Lou, his trusty producer, embarks on an Irish roadtrip with the sole aim of finding a worthy winner for a brand new car. The only stipulation, is that the car must go to an immigrant who has returned for London as a result of the recent terror attacks. Along the way, both Tony and Lou are forced to face realities about their personal lives while shining a light on the disjointed nature of modern life. On the surface this seems like a departure from his first novel, The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow, but as he’ll discuss both deal with similar topics just presented in a different way.
Mia Colleran is an assistant editor at 4th Estate. She is an award-winning bookseller and writer, has worked at numerous book festivals and has reviewed books for The Irish Times, Guardian and Irish Independent among others. Mia is a fluent Irish speaker. In 2019 Mia was a winner of James Patterson’s Young Bookseller Special Achievement Award.