Praise for The Glorious Heresies:
"Tough, tender and darkly funny - think a raucous alliance of Nick Hornby, Joe Orton and Zadie Smith." - Mail on Sunday
"Arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today." - The Irish Times
Winner of the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.
Lisa McInerney will read from her debut novel The Glorious Heresies and be interviewed by Greg Langen of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Writers in Schools Program. The evening is in partnership with Solas Nua who have highlighted McInerney in their 2011 DC Irish Writers Festival as the Sweary Lady blogger and through the Solas Nua book club.
Moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies tells the story of how an accidental murder affects the lives of five misfits on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. Set in the Cork criminal underworld, McInerney shines a light on the darkest corners of contemporary Ireland, and has celebrated writers praising it at every turn.
Lisa McInerney’s work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4 and in the anthologies The Long Gaze Back and Town and Country. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published in Ireland and the United Kingdom by John Murray in April 2017 and is forthcoming in the United States.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.