Interview:

Digital Literary Festival: Dermot Bolger in conversation with Anne Flaherty

29th November 2020, 12am

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

This interview features author Dermot Bolger in conversation with Anne Flaherty.

About Dermot Bolger

Dermot is a journalist, editor, publisher, and one of Ireland’s best known and most prolific authors. He has written 14 novels, 17 plays and 10 collections of poetry. His work has attracted many awards, including the AE Memorial Prize and the Macaulay Fellowship. His play,Lament for Arthur Cleary, won both the Samuel Beckett Award and the BBC Stewart Parker Award.

Dermot established Raven Arts Press in 1977 which was acknowledged to be one of Ireland’s innovative publishing houses. He subsequently helped co-found New Island Books, which is now one of Ireland’s leading publishers.

His most recent work, Secrets Never Told, is his first collection of short stories, one of which, Supermarket Flowers was shortlisted for Short Story of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020.

About Anne Flaherty

A journalist born in London and growing up in County Clare, Anne has worked for The Irish Press in Dublin and The Irish Times in Belfast as well as reporting from Africa and Asia. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and holds an MA in Anglo-Irish Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and an MA in Children’s Literature from the University of Surrey.