We will be hosting an array of bestselling Irish authors at our stand in Gifted, the Arts and Crafts Fair in the RDS from Wednesday 4th December to Sunday 8th December. Come and find us at stand A11–A16!
Wednesday, 4th December, 12 noon
The host of The Colm and Lucy Breakfast Show on Radio Nova and Livin’ with Lucy on Virgin Media One, Lucy also hosted TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent. Lucy will be signing copies of her very first children’s book The Friendship Fairies, about three mischievous young fairies sent out to teach the humans about friendship.
Thursday, 5th December, 12 noon
The author, journalist and comedy writer best known as the creator of the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series. He has won a record four Irish Book Awards and is a former Irish Sports Journalist of Year and Irish Newspaper Columnist of the Year. Paul will be signing copies of his latest bestsellers Schmidt Happens and Gordon’s Game – the children’s book he wrote with rugby star Gordon D’Arcy.
Friday, 6th December, 12 noon
Always remembered for her classic To School through the Fields, one of Ireland’s favourite storytellers Alice Taylor will be signing copies of her new book As Time Goes By where Alice reflects on just one year – 2018. It was a year of storms, blizzards, blistering sun and most notably the year that Alice turned 80 years of age.
Friday, 6th December, 2pm
As winner of the Booker prize, Anne Enright is one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors. She will be signing copies of No Authority — a collection of her writings as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction — a valuable insight into her personal relationship with Irish literature.
Saturday, 7th December, 12 noon
Kevin Barry is one Ireland’s most lauded authors. His novel City of Bohane was the winner of the 2013 International Dublin Literary Award. and in 2015 Beatlebone won the Goldsmiths Prize. He will be signing copies of his new bestseller Night Boat to Tangier – selected by the Dubray staff as one of our 2019 Books of the Year.
Susan Jane White
Saturday, 7th December, 2pm
Susan Jane White is an award-winning food writer and columnist with the Sunday Independent. At 25, she developed a serious immune disorder which marked the beginning of her career in wholefoods cooking. Her first book, The Extra Virgin Kitchen, debuted at number one, while her second book, The Virtuous Tart, won an Irish Book Award. She will be signing copies of her new bestseller, Clever Batch and will be bringing along little tastings of her wonderful recipes.
Sunday, 8th December, 12 noon
Rory Cowan is best known for his role as Rory Brown in the award-winning Mrs Brown’s Boys, which he played for 15 years. In 2017 when he resigned in order to have more time with his mum, Esther. It made national headlines. Esther died in November 2018 after several years of suffering with dementia. In his honest and laugh-out-loud memoir, Mrs Cowan's Boy, the much-loved entertainer tells his story.