The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien Book Launch

Book Launch

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Discovered in a disused cupboard in a Dublin pub during lockdown, The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien contains 107 never-before-seen letters written to the cult Irish writer by a collection of twentieth-century luminaries, including Joseph Goebbels, Walt Disney, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan and Rachel Carson. Perhaps.

‘The most writing fun I’ve ever had.’ (Anne Casey)

‘Insightful, hilarious, innovative.’ (June Caldwell)

‘Among the most enjoyable projects I undertook this year.’ (Whitney Standlee)

‘An anthology guaranteed to lift our spirits during these strange days.’ (Celia de Freine)

‘A fun-packed stash of missives from a motley crew of twentieth-century personages to the great blaggard.’ (Alan McMonagle)

‘The definitive antidote to 2020-21.’ (Julian Hanna)

Gerry Smyth is Professor of Irish Cultural History Reader at Liverpool John Moores University. He has research interests in music and literature, and has published widely in these fields. Dr Andrew Sherlock is a dramatist and teacher working in the Department of Drama at LJMU. His quintet of plays on Liverpool life have been performed around the world.

Please join us for a virtual glass of wine at 7.00pm on Thursday 25th February. Dr. Keith Hopper (Institute of Technology, Sligo) will introduce the event. This will be followed by a brief reading and a Q&A. All are welcome.

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