Donal Ryan & Simon Wroe Readings

We're very happy to have both Donal Ryan and Simon Wroe coming here in June.

Donal Ryans first two novels, The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December, and his short story collection A Slanting of the Sun, have all been published to major acclaim. The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the EU Prize for Literature (Ireland), and Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards; it was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. The Thing About December was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and the title story of A Slanting of the Sun won the writing.ie Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. He'll be reading from his third novel, All We Shall Know.

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Wroe is a former chef based in Camberwell who writes about food and culture for Prospect and the Economist, and regularly contributes to a wide range of publications including The Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Evening Standard. His 2014 novel Chop Chop was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. He'll be reading from his new novel Here Comes Trouble.

Often very funny and always pacy, Wroe's novel is at once a capering Bildungsroman and a serious examination of how easily democracy can crumble if the institutions and morals that keep it robust are attacked — Sunday Times

Tickets cost £5 and include a glass of wine and £4 off purchases made on the night. Book them here