On grief and love; identity; courage; female bonds. A conversation with Emilie Pine and Martina Devlin chaired by Cauvery Madhavan
Venue: Dingle Bookshop
Date: Sunday 20 November 2022
Time: 15.00 – 16.00 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door
Ar ghruaim agus ar ghrá; féiniúlacht; misneach; bannaí baineanna. Comhrá le Emilie Pine and Martina Devlin faoi chathaoirleacht Cauvery Madhavan
Ionad: Dingle Bookshop
Dáta: Dé Domhnach 20 Samhain 2022
Am: 15.00 – 16.00 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an doras
Martina Devlin has written 11 books and two plays and is an award-winning journalist for The Sunday Independent – her latest novel is based on the life of Edith Somerville of ‘Somerville and Ross’ fame – authors of The Irish R.M.
Cauvery Madhavan hosts a wide ranging, open discussion with Emilie Pine and Martina Develin. These award winning writers tackle grief and love, identity, courage, female bonds.
Edith is a captivating novel based on the life of Edith Somerville (1858–1949) of ‘Somerville and Ross’ fame.
It is the early 1920s and Ireland is on the cusp of radical change. Amid the turbulence of the revolutionary period, Irish R.M. writer Edith Somerville struggles to find a place for herself.
As fellow members of the ascendancy are burned out, Edith fears for her beloved West Cork home, Drishane House – the source of her inspiration. Violent civil war erupts across the country and a new state is born, with people forced to weigh their loyalties.
In this dazzling portrayal of a protofeminist who straddles two cultures, we see a writer and artist in the round, holding fast to hope, humour and her steadfast spirit – even as her world changes beyond recognition.
Ruth & Pen is the fictional debut from Emilie Pine, author of the international bestseller Notes to Self . Deeply involving, poignant and radiantly intelligent, it is a portrait of the limits of grief and love, of how we navigate our inner and outer landscapes, and the tender courage demanded by the simple, daily quest of living.
Award winning writer Cauvery Madhavan was born in India and moved to Ireland thirty four years ago. Her first two books Paddy Indian and The Uncoupling (both with Penguin India and BlackAmber, UK) were published to wide critical acclaim. Cauvery is a proud ambassador for the Play It Forward Fellowship and served as a judge for the Irish Novel Fair 2022.
She lives with her husband and three children in County Kildare and is working on her fourth novel.