Reader's Voice - Ballymote Library
The Readers' Voice - Six Writers Six Libraries - Celebrating Ireland's Book Clubs
On April 20th Anne Enright, the current Laureate for Irish Fiction, will be in discussion with Claire Kilroy in Ballymote Community Library at 7pm. Claire will be reading from her current novel ‘The Devil I Know’.
The Laureate for Irish Fiction is proud to present The Readers’ Voice, a series of author interviews taking place across the country, celebrating the reader, local libraries and outstanding Irish writing. Ireland's inaugural Laureate Anne Enright will interview six writers in six different library related venues.
Novel: The Devil I know
Set against the backdrop of a brewing international debt crisis. Told by Tristram, in the form of a mysterious testimony, The Devil I Know recounts his return home after a self-imposed exile only to find himself trapped as a middle man played on both sides - by a grotesque builder he's known since childhood on the one hand, and a shadowy businessman he's never met on the other. Caught between them, as an overblown property development begins in his home town of Howth, it follows Tristram's dawning realisation that all is not well.
Claire Kilroy is the author of four novels, All Summer (Faber & Faber, 2003), Tenderwire (Faber & Faber, 2006), All Names Have Been Changed (Faber & Faber, 2009), and The Devil I Know (Faber & Faber, 2012), which was described by The Guardian as “a satiric danse macabre of brio and linguistic virtuosity,” and by the New York Times as “savagely comic... and great fun.” Claire has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year three times, and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004. She lives in Dublin.
“This young Irish writer packs a stunning worldly wisdom into her beautiful prose.” Barbara Kingsolver, author of Flight Behaviour.