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The New Novelists: A Podcast with Róisín Ingle

4 December , 1:00 pm 2:00 pm GMT


Róisín Ingle

In conversation with Naoise Dolan, Susannah Dickey, and Hilary Fannin

Please join columnist, features writer, and co-host of The Irish Times Women’s Podcast, Róisín Ingle, in conversation with authors Naoise Dolan, Susannah Dickey, and Hilary Fannin whose debut novels Exciting Times (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), Tennis Lessons (Doubleday) and The Weight of Love (Doubleday Ireland) were released earlier this year to rave reviews. With their distinctively Irish voices, Naoise and Susannah deliver incisive and contemporary commentary on the awkward coming-of-age years and what it means to be young and female today, while Hilary tackles a turbulent marriage and the various ways in which we can love and be loved. These exciting debut novelists will talk about all of this and more in what promises to be a compelling conversation with Róisín.

Naoise Dolan

Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University, and now lives in London. Exciting Times is her bestselling debut novel, an excerpt from which was published in The Stinging Fly.

Susannah Dickey

Susannah Dickey is from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017) and genuine human values (2018). Her poetry has been published in Ambit, The White Review, Poetry Ireland Review and Magma, amongst others. In 2018 she was shortlisted for The White Review short story prize, and in 2017 she was the winner of the inaugural Verve Poetry Festival competition. Her debut novel, Tennis Lessons, was published in July 2020.

Hilary Fannin

Hilary Fannin is an award-winning playwright and newspaper columnist. Born in Dublin, where she still lives, she was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year. Her plays, including Mackerel Sky, Doldrum Bay, Famished Castle and an adaptation of Racine’s Phaedra, have been performed in Ireland, London, Europe and North America. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Times and was awarded Irish Columnist of the Year in 2019. Her memoir, Hopscotch, was published to critical acclaim in 2015. The Weight of Love is her first novel.

Róisín Ingle

Róisín Ingle is a columnist, features writer and podcaster with The Irish Times. She is the author of two collections of her columns, Pieces of Me (Hachette) and Public Displays of Emotion (Irish Times Books) and is the co-author of The Daughterhood (Simon and Schuster) with Natasha Fennell which has been published in several languages. She produces and co-presents the award winning ‘Women’s Podcast’ on

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