Sean Hewitt Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Seán Hewitt
Interviewed by Elizabeth Boyle 

Venue: An Diseart – Chapel
Date: Saturday 19 November 2022
Time: 16.30 – 17.30 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door


Seán Hewitt
I gcomhrá le Elizabeth Boyle

Ionad:  An Diseart – Chapel
Dáta:  Dé Sathairn 19 Samhain  2022
Am: 16.30 – 17.30 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an doras


Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. He is the author of the poetry collection Tongues of Fire, which was awarded the Laurel Prize, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, and a Dalkey Literary Award. He is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award, the Resurgence Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. Hewitt is a book critic for the Irish Times and teaches Modern British and Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin

Dingle Literary Festival 2022

All Down Darkness Wide is an unflinching meditation on the burden of living in a world that too often sets happiness and queer life at odds, and a tender portrayal of what it’s like to be caught in the undertow of a loved one’s suffering. By turns devastating and soaring, it is a mesmerising story of heartache and renewal, and a work of rare and transcendent beauty.

Copies of All Down Darkness Wide will be on sale by the Dingle Bookshop at the event. The author has agreed to sign copies at the end of the talk. 

Elizabeth Boyle Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Seán will be interviewed by Elizabeth Boyle exploring the themes in the book.

Elizabeth Boyle is the author of Fierce Appetites. She is a medieval historian specialising in the intellectual, literary and religious culture of Ireland and Britain. A former Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, she now works in the Department of Early Irish at Maynooth University. Fierce Appetites is her debut collection of personal essays.