Heartland: Patrick McCabe
21:00 - 23:00
Patrick McCabe, the Booker prize-nominated author of The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, The Dead School, will read from his new novel Heartland. This multimedia reading will feature sounds and music, and the inimitable, dark humour of one of Ireland’s finest writers.
He describes it: “Once, in an analysis of the songs of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stone journalist Greil Marcus spoke of the ‘old weird America’. This is the old weird, indomitable Celtic heart…Ulysses meets The Dandy and Oor Wullie. Or, if you like, the Carter Family on the moon!”