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Borris House Hay Festival

An Éigse 2012 initiative


As well as some amazing speakers and presentations throughout the weekend, there will also be delicious food available from ffrenchs fine foods, drinks from Probus and a selection of books for sale.

Saturday 9th June


1.30


Kerrie Hardy presents her forthcoming collection The Ash and the Oak and the Wild Cherry Tree, accompanied by David Power on uileann pipes and introduced by fellow poet Gerry Smyth.
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3.00

Colm Toíbín makes his latest book New Ways to Kill Your Mother as the basis of a presentation on famous writers’ relationships to their families.
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3.45

Journalist and filmmaker Ben Anderson (Holidays in the Axis of Evil) meets Fintan O’Toole to discuss his gripping account of the Afghanistan war in Helmand province, No Worse Enemy, and his latest assignments.
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4.30

Craig Brown talks about the 101 meetings that make up his new book One on One, and presents his own parodic One-Stop Literary Festival.
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5.15 Award-winning Irish playwright and Aosdána member Marina Carr will talk about her work with Loughlin Deegan, Director of The Lir, and will read from soe of her plays.
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6.00 Comedy writer producer John Lloyd (Spitting Image, Blackadder, QI) will be deep in conversation with Sean Hardie (Bremner, Bird & Fortune, Not the Nine O’Clock News).
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7.00 Leviathan, a public conversation with leading commentators which informs, entertains and engages, through satire, comedy, and music.
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Sunday 10th June
   
12.00 Philosopher and novelist AC Grayling gives a sermon on The Good Book from the pulpit of the Chapel.
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1.15 Booker-prize winner Anne Enright (The Gathering) will talk about her career as a novelist, essayist and short story writer, drawing from her most recent work The Forgotten Waltz.
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1.30 American author and journalist and Orange-prize winner Lionel Shriver (We Need To Talk About Kevin), will talk about her latest book So Much For That.
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2.45 Novelist and screenwriter John Banville gives audiences a sneak preview from his forthcoming novel Ancient Light (to be published July 5th).
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3.00 Novelist and ‘ex-poet’ Blake Morrisson reads from his memoir about his Kerry-born mother (Things My Mother Never Told Me) and his recent novel The Last Weekend, which is currently being filmed for television, and talks about a writer’s life with John McKenna.
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4.15 5×15 Stories: ‘Nomadic Lives’ Fernanda Eberstadt, Katie Hickman, Perry Ogden, Aoife Kavanagh and Lionel Shriver all talk passionately for fifteen minutes on a subject of their choice
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4.30

Best-selling novelist and travel writer Katie Hickman talks about The Aviary Gate Series, reading from The Pindar Diamond talking about the forthcoming A Winter Tale.
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5.45 Oscar-nominee and film director Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons (1988, The Van (1996), High Fidelity (2000), The Queen (2006) talks to Dr. Orla Ryan.
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6.00 Travel writer and historical novelist William Dalrymple dramatises passages from his novel The Last Mughal to the accompaniment of North Indian vocalist Vidya Shah.
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7.15 Waterboys frontman Mike Scott reads from his memoir, Adventures of a Waterboy (2012), and gives an interview about his career.
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Saturday Pass for the Borris House Hay Festival. Please Note: There are overlapping events, so all events cannot be attended.
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Sunday Pass for the Borris House Hay Festival. Please Note: There are overlapping events, so all events cannot be attended.
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Borris House, Borris, County Carlow, Ireland * Tel: +353 (0)59 9771884 * Email: info@borrishouse.com