EBCF 2019 Events

The Shoemaker and his Daughter

Conor & Zhanna O'Clery with Gavin Grace

Date: Fri 01 March 
Time: 8pm
Venue: glór
Price: €12/€10

Conor O’Clery and his wife Zhanna talk to Clare FM’s Gavin Grace about Conor’s new book The Shoemaker and his Daughter, which follows in the footsteps of a remarkable family whose epic story spans eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin, and provides an insight into life in a secretive world at seismic moments in time. 

'[A] superb, illuminating book ... A memoir of great power and poignancy.' (Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday)

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Paul Lynch & Michelle Richmond

with Paul Lynch & Michelle Richmond and hosted by Paula McGrath

Date: Sat 02 March 
Time: 11.30am
Venue: glór
Price: €12/€10

A firm festival favourite – 10 Books never disappoints. This year we’ve invited novelist and yoga-guru Paula McGrath to chair our authors’ passionate recommendations.

Michelle Richmond is the bestselling author of The Year of FogNo One You Know, Dream of the Blue Room, Golden State, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. A native of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, she lives in Paris. Her latest novel The Marriage Pact is a New York Times Bestseller. Paul Lynch is the internationally-acclaimed, prize-winning author of Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky in Morning. He won the French booksellers’ prize Prix Libr’à Nous for Best Foreign Novel and was a finalist for the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize). US author Ron Rash has called Paul, “one of his generation’s very finest novelists”.

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Julia Kelly & Thomas Lynch

with Julia Kelly & Thomas Lynch

Date: Sat 02 March 
Time: 4pm
Venue: glór
Price: €12/€10

Join the host of Ireland’s largest online book club, Rick O’Shea, as he discusses novelist Julia Kelly’s moving memoir about her relationship with her late husband Charlie Whisker. Rick and Julia are also joined by poet, undertaker, and essayist Thomas Lynch to talk about his latest book Whence & Whither: On Lives and Living, a book from one of our most gifted writers and thinkers about death and the meaning of living.

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Elif Shafak in conversation with Seán Rocks

Date: Sat 02 March 
Time: 8pm
Venue: glór
Price: €15/€13

Join us for an intimate evening with the award-winning novelist, women's rights activist and inspirational public intellectual and speaker, Elif Shfak. Elif writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 16 books, 10 of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Loveand her most recent, Three Daughters of Eve. Her books have been published in 48 languages. Elif is also a TED Global speaker.

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Sunday Miscellany

Date: Sun 03 March 
Time: 11.30am
Venue: glór
Price: €15/€13

Sunday Miscellany comes to EBCF 2019 and glór for a special recording of the iconic Sunday morning radio show. The programme’s new radio essays and occasional poems, interspersed with complementary music, capture our times, passions and curiosities. With contributions from new and established writers alike, Sunday Miscellany has been a part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to many thousands across Ireland and more around the world. Expect magical readings, and music that will transport you.

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5 Events for €55 Offer

Looking for a Christmas present for the book lover in your life? Well look no further than our 5 events for €55 offer which allows you to book all of the main events for the amazing price of €55. The events include; Friday night event, 10 Books, Rick O’Shea event, Saturday night and Sunday Miscellany all of which will take place in glór in March 2019. It is a great offer and will be available for a limited time only. 

To book this offer please call GLÓR BOX OFFICE on 065 684 3103 Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.