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Laureate for Irish Fiction lecture ‘The Lives of the Saints’ to be presented at Queen’s University Belfast

Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry will give another presentation of his 2018 lecture, ‘The Lives of Saints’, in Queen’s University Belfast in May.

 

In forty years of writing and living, inevitably and often by mere accident, a writer encounters other writers. This lecture is an account of some of the singular individuals met in this way over the years, many no longer with us, but who hold strong places in memory, and constitute a kind of private reference for how to endure as a writer and indeed how to write.

 

‘The Lives of Saints’ was first presented at the Gate Theatre in September 2018.

 

 

 

Sebastian Barry is the second Laureate for Irish Fiction and was awarded the honour by the Arts Council in early 2018. The Laureate for Irish Fiction promotes Irish literature nationally and internationally and encourages the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The Laureate for Irish Fiction has been developed by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is supported by University College Dublin (UCD) and New York University (NYU).