Outburst and Libraries NI bring you another great reading by an author who couldn’t be more perfect for our Home themed festival.
Belfast-born Paul McVeigh published his first novel,The Good Son, to great acclaim last year. Set in Belfast during the Troubles and told from the perspective of a wise-cracking, “effeminate” 10-year-old boy, it’s a funny and moving outsider story of coming of age in a world of rough edges and hard knocks.
The Good Son was chosen as Brighton’s City Reads for 2016 and shortlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize and the Polari Prize.
We invite you to borrow a copy of the book in advance from any library in the greater Belfast area, then come along to hear Paul read and and talk about his writing.
Paul won The McCrea Literary Award in 2015. His writing has been performed on stage at Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End. he has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and published in 7 languages.
Monday 14th November Belfast Central Library