Paul Lynch | Prophet Song

Wed 17 Apr 2024 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Paul Lynch
Alex Clark
Paul Lynch - Propet SOng
Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch’s 2023 Booker Prize-winning Prophet Song perfectly captures the social and political anxieties of our contemporary moment. An exhilarating and terrifying work of breathtaking originality, the book offers a devastating vision of a country at war alongside a deeply human portrait of a mother’s fight to hold her family together.    

In conversation with Alex Clark  


Venue: University Arms hotel

Duration: 1 hour

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  Paul Lynch | Prophet Song Full Price
8pm | Wed 17 April | University Arms hotel
  Paul Lynch | Prophet Song Concession (U25s, unwaged and those feeling the pinch)
8pm | Wed 17 April | University Arms hotel
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Author Biography

Paul Lynch is the prize-winning author of the novels Beyond the Sea, Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky in Morning. His third novel Grace won the 2018 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and the 2020 Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award. His second novel The Black Snow won France’s bookseller prize, Prix Libr’à Nous for Best Foreign Novel. He has been shortlisted for many international prizes, including France’s Prix Jean Monnet for European Literature, Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize), Prix Littérature Monde and the Walter Scott Prize. He was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Donegal and lives in Dublin.

Chair Biography

Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.