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Libraries festival to focus on crime novelist

The sixth Tipperary Reads Festival was launched by Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose (centre), Chairperson of the Tipperary Joint Libraries Committee, who is pictured with  Lorraine Treacy and Emer O'Brien, both Tipperary Libraries.

The sixth Tipperary Reads Festival was launched by Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose (centre), Chairperson of the Tipperary Joint Libraries Committee, who is pictured with Lorraine Treacy and Emer O'Brien, both Tipperary Libraries.

Tipperary Libraries are pleased to announce a thrilling line-up for the sixth Tipperary Reads Festival.

Chairperson of the Tipperary Joint Libraries Committee Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose launched the 2013 Tipperary Reads Festival in Thurles Library, The Source.

This year the Festival will centre on the novel ‘Ratlines’ by crime novelist Stuart Neville.

Stuart has written four novels each of which have been nominated for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar crime novel of the year.

His debut novel ‘The Twelve’ won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the New York Times and the LA Times.

He has been shortlisted for various other awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year.

His fourth novel, ‘Ratlines’, about Nazis harboured by the Irish state following WWII was published in January 2013.

You can pick up your copy of ‘Ratlines’ in any branch library in County Tipperary.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved in the Festival by reading the novel and then to come to meet Stuart when he comes to visit Tipperary Libraries in November.

Stuart will be visiting Clonmel Library on Friday, November 15, Nenagh Library on Saturday 16 and will be in Thurles Library that evening for the closing night of the Festival.

As part of the Festival Dr. Michael Kennedy RIA will be delivering a free lecture on the history of the time period dealt with in ‘Ratlines’ in Thurles Library on Saturday, September 14 at 3pm.

 
 
 

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