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Life Lines – The Laureate for Irish Fiction Book Club
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Life Lines – The Laureate for Irish Fiction Book Club

Life Lines – The Laureate for Irish Fiction Book Club
Celebrating the Golden Age of Readers


As part of his public programme, Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry seeks to acknowledge the part played by readers in the life of books. Life Lines, the Laureate for Irish Fiction Book Club, aims to engage readers across a variety of distinct and harder to reach settings with contemporary Irish fiction, and in year one it will have a particular focus on health settings. In August, the Laureate will visit:


  • Waterford University Hospital;
  • The Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum;
  • Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James Hospital;
  • Cork University Hospital.


For further information see: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Arts-in-Ireland/Literature/Life-Lines/


Sebastian Barry is the second Laureate for Irish Fiction and was awarded the honour by the Arts Council in early 2018. The Laureate for Irish Fiction promotes Irish literature nationally and internationally and encourages the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The Laureate for Irish Fiction has been developed by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is supported by University College Dublin (UCD) and New York University (NYU).