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the End of the world is a cul de sac (Tertulia Event JUly 2021)

Wednesday, 7th July, 7.30 p.m.

‘From the minute I started to write, I didn’t care if the house fell down around me.’  Louise Kennedy’s admission in her recent Irish Times interview.  (Sat April 3rd, 2021)

The chef turned writer’s debut collection of short stories has been causing quite a stir, even rumours of bidding wars over the manuscript. 

The End of the World is a Cul de Sac was finally secured by Bloomsbury and has been published in April of this year to great reviews. 

Kennedy grew up in Hollywood in County Down and was always, consciously or otherwise, in the presence of division. That idea comes through in her stories, the them and us, the other and belonging. 

Her short stories have won prizes and been widely published. In both 2019 and 2020 she was short-listed for the Sunday Times Audible Award, the world’s richest prize for a single short story, and the An Post Irish Short Story of the Year. 

She has written for the Guardian, Irish Times, BBC Radio4 and RTE Radio 1. 

We are delighted to get to meet her here at Tertulia and find out more about her work and her journey into writing. 

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Hilary Fannin and the weight of love (PREVIOUS Event June 2021)

Previous Event – June 2021

Hilary Fannin will be talking to us about her latest novel The Weight of Love. 

HILARY FANNIN is an award-winning playwright and newspaper columnist. Born in Dublin, where she still lives, she was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year. 

Her plays, including Mackerel Sky, Doldrum Bay, Famished Castle and an adaptation of Racine’s Phaedra, have been performed in Ireland, London, Europe and North America. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Times and was awarded Irish Columnist of the Year in 2019. Her memoir, Hopscotch, was published to critical acclaim in 2015. 

The Weight of Love is her first novel.


Come and chat with us as we get to know a little bit more about Hilary and her creative process. 

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Previous Event -June 19th of June, 7.30 p.m.

A French native, Victoria Mas was raised in the south of France and fed unique local specialities from her village that still haunt her today. 

After studying in California, she got her Master’s degree in Literature from the Paris Sorbonne University and remembered all the times she stepped into her Montmartre bakery to get through the exams.  

She is author of the acclaimed debut novel The Mad Women’s Ball and is our guest this month at Tertulia. 

Come and join us for an evening with Victoria, where we learn all about her latest novel and hear the exciting news of her film rights for THE MAD WOMEN’S BALL. 


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