Jan Carson & Suad Aldarra in conversation SOLD OUT

Sat 18 Nov 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Suad Aldarra
Date/Dáta

Sat 18 Nov

Venue/Ionad
Time/Am
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Price/Praghas
€12
Category

Non-fiction

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her novel The Fire Starters (Doubleday) won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019, the Kitschies Prize for Speculative Fiction 2020 and was shortlisted for the Dalkey Book Prize 2020. Jan won the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition in 2016 and has been shortlisted for the BBC National Story Prize (2020), Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize (2016) and the An Post Irish Short Story of the Year Award (2021). Jan’s latest novel, The Raptures was published by Doubleday in early 2022.

Suad Aldarra is a writer and data scientist based in Dublin. She was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents. In 2003 she moved back to her family home in Syria to study software engineering. After fleeing the war in 2012 she lived in Egypt and the US, before eventually settling in Ireland. In 2021, Suad was awarded the Art Councils of Ireland English Literature bursary. I Don’t Want to Talk About Home is her debut memoir.

This event will be chaired by Dr Ruth Fanning.