Debut Novels: Aimée Walsh & Niamh Mulvey

Date Monday 10 June 2024
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PricePay What You Decide - Recommended Price £12.50

In conversation with Catherine Dunne

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Debut Novels: Aimée Walsh & Niamh Mulvey


We welcome two writers bringing us highly-anticipated debut novels!

In Aimée Walsh’s Exile (John Murray Press, 2024), follows the upturning events of one night out, while in The Amendments (Picador2024), Niamh Mulvey delves into the lives of three generations of women, 

Join Aimée and Niamh, who will be in conversation with Catherine Dunne, to reflect on the way events shape our lives; finding our place in the world and how our past is a vital presence which sits alongside us. 


Aimée Walsh is a writer from Belfast. Her short stories have been longlisted for the London Magazine Short Story Prize and published in Extra Teeth. Her non-fiction and book criticism has appeared in The Irish Times, The ObserverRTÉ CultureDazedRefinery29 (US, Germany, Australia, and UK), and The Independent (UK, Spain, and Ireland), amongst others. Aimée holds a PhD in Irish Literature and Cultural History. Exile is her debut novel.

Niamh Mulvey is from Kilkenny. Her short fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Southword and was shortlisted for the Seán O’Faoláin Prize for Short Fiction 2020. Her debut collection of stories Hearts & Bones was published in 2022.

Catherine Dunne is the author of twelve published novels, several essays and one work of non-fiction. An Unconsidered People documents the lived experience of some half a million Irish immigrants to Britain in the dismal years of the 1950s. Catherine’s novels have been shortlisted for a number of prizes, including Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the International Strega Prize. The Things We Know Now won the Giovanni Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction in 2013 and The Years That Followed, published in 2016, was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her latest novel, A Good Enough Mother, won the European Rapallo Prize for fiction in November 2023, and will be published in English by Betimes Books in June 2024. Her work has been translated into several languages. She was the recipient of the 2018 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.

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