You know, it just seemed to make sense when the IFI (avid members of the Rick O’Shea Book Club themselves) got in contact and asked if we were interested in partnering for a screening of A Man Called Ove, given that the book itself had been read my so many members. Still, I wasn’t sure how many people would show up given that we were crossing media borders. Who would have guessed that you could attract more people to a book event with a movie than any of the book events we’d had with authors? Thanks to everyone for coming, […]
It’s been one of those days… Two announcements to make – one ROSBC and one not, but a brilliant, brilliant couple of nights to be had. Firstly, our next Book Club event is May 9th with Tracy Chevalier in Dubray Books, Grafton Street. I’ll be interviewing her and she’ll be signing. We may even have drinks afterwards 🙂 The FB event is here – mark yourself as “going” to get any updates. The second one is a monster. I’m genuinely thrilled to announce that I’ll be interviewing Alan Cumming at this year’s Listowel Writers’ Festival on the June Bank Holiday […]
Seems to make sense to put both of these together as they happened in fairly quick succession. Thanks *so* much to everyone who came out to our first Cork event, to Waterstones for agreeing so quickly and to Cecelia herself for making the trip up and down. She was warm, giving, thoughtful and told a few tales that weren’t for the internet 🙂 Hannah Kent pulled probably the biggest single author crowd we’ve had for a Dubray event in Dublin and she didn’t disappoint. She was incredibly smart, very passionate, spoke at length about Burial Rites and her new book […]
Wasn’t she brilliant? Only her second ever public event with a book that has been sold in 22 countries (so she might have a few more to come), she was such a pro, and we had a huge crowd for a January, half of whom hadn’t even read the book yet! (Thanks to everyone whose pics I stole from Twitter!) Then we headed over for a blind book swap and a beer or two… We trended too… Leading to this 🙂 A fine, fine evening in all. Our next two are with Cecelia Ahern in Cork and Hannah Kent in […]
Ali Land has a brilliant debut thriller out in January and I’m talking to her in the first official ROSBC event of 2017… More details of this and all of the events I’m involved in over on the new Rick O’Shea Book Club website!
This. And I’ve launched a new website for the Rick O’Shea Book Club. Will give it a presence outside of the closed Facebook group that it is and I’ll be using it to mention book-related events that I’m involved in during the year. Have a look – http://www.thebookclub.ie