Interview:

Catherine Talbot in conversation with Carlo Gébler

10th March 2021, 12am

We are pleased to present Catherine Talbot, who will discuss her debut novel ‘A Good Father’ in conversation with Carlo Gébler as part of our new emerging writers series.

The interview will be available to watch on this page from 5pm on Wednesday 10th March. 

As part of its remit, the ICC provides a platform for Irish authors to launch, promote and discuss their work. While we enjoy showcasing established authors, we are very keen to encourage and support emerging writers by offering them a platform from which they can introduce and be interviewed about their work.

We are currently working with established writers – alongside creative writing courses, literary agents and publishing houses – in this ongoing series featuring an established author introducing and interviewing a debut writer.

About Catherine Talbot

Catherine Talbot lives in Dublin with her husband Dara and children, Kate and Ted. A member of the Society of Authors, her short story Rough Spain was shortlisted for the UK Short Fiction Prize 2018 and was published by No Alibis Press in Still Worlds Turning. Her story, Richard’s Grief, was shortlisted for the Fish Prize 2015 and is published in Banshee Literary Journal Issue 3. Another short story, Shrinking From Life, was longlisted for the inaugural Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award and the Fish Prize 2014.

Catherine recently received an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Oscar Wilde Centre of Irish Writing, Dublin. A Good Father is her debut novel which will be published by Penguin Sandycove on 25th February 2021. In 2020 Catherine received from the Arts Council a Literary Bursary, A Professional Development Award and a Covid 19 Emergency Award.  She also received a Literary Bursary from Creative Ireland through Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office.

About Carlo Gébler 

Carlo is the author of nearly 30 works including novels, plays, short stories, children’s fiction, travel writing, historical pieces and a memoir. His more recent work includes The Wing Orderly’s Tales (2016), The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017) and a retelling of Aesop’s Fables (2019).  He has contributed extensively to a wide variety of publications including  Critical Quarterly, The Dublin Review, Fiction Magazine, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Independent. Carlo’s latest work is Tales We Tell Ourselves: A Selection From ‘The Decameron’.

For this first event in the series we are collaborating with the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing. We are also partnering with No Alibis Bookshop in Belfast where ICC viewers can enjoy a 10% discount on ‘A Good Father’.