Top novelists for Kil-Fest

    Peter Cunningham and Michéle Forbes

    KILKENNY’S International Literary Festival’s next event on August 4 will feature two of Ireland’s top writers of historical fiction Michèle Forbes and Peter Cunningham.

    Radio presenter Martin Brdgeman will be moderator of what is sure to be another sell-out talk and set of readings.

    Michèle’s first novel Ghost Moth was shortlisted for Newcomer Of The Year at the Irish Book Awards and for First Book Award at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

    Her second novel Edith & Oliver was chosen as a Sunday Times Book of the Year.

    Michèle is ‘a writer who is not afraid to address the so-called ordinary lives of real human beings.’ – John Banville.

    Peter is an award-winning Irish novelist and newspaper columnist from Waterford.

    His first thriller, Noble Lord was released in 1986. He is best known for the historical novels, beginning with Tapes of the River Delta, which have been widely acclaimed. 

    The Taoiseach was a controversial best seller, whilst Capital Sins, for which Cunningham was described by the Irish Times newspaper as ‘the Hemmingway of the Celtic Tiger’, was a satire set in the Irish economic meltdown, and The Trout is his most recent novel. Peter is a member of Aosdána.

    Tickets: This literary festival is part of AKA Fringe and is kindly supported by the host venue, Pembroke Kilkenny.