• Sunday 28th April at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Loom Loggia – Paisley Town Hall
  • Tickets – Pay What You Can, £3 / £5 / £8 / £10

Martin Doyle, Books Editor of the Irish Times, discusses his powerful new publication, Dirty Linen – The Troubles in My Home Place. The book is an intimate, personal history of the Northern Ireland conflict told through the testimony of the friends and families of more than 20 victims who died violently in Martin’s own rural parish in County Down. The author has enjoyed access that only a trusted local could gain and layered this with the literary sensibility of a books editor, the storytelling ability of a veteran journalist and the sensitivity of a writer who has experienced personal bereavement. Already hailed as an essential and compassionate addition to the canon of Irish literature, Dirty Linen is a must read and this conversation promises to be a wonderful introduction to the themes and issues raised by the book.

Part of our Ireland in Focus series, curated by Jan Carson, which brings some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary voices to Paisley.