Il y a longtemps que je t'aime screening with English subtitles
On Friday February 22nd at 12:30pm, in partnership with the French Embassy, the Limerick Litrary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien is delighted to have french writer & director Philippe Claudel introduce a screening of his award winning film Il y a longtemps que je t'aime / I've Loved You So Long. Starring Kristen Scott Thomas, it tells the story of a woman's struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. It will be screened in the Captain's Room at the Hunt Museum. This is a free event.
January 8, 2019
RTÉ broadcaster Liz Nolan will launch the 35th Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien on Thursday 10th of January in O’Mahony’s bookshop.
December 28, 2018
Eileen Battersby RIP
It is with great sadness we learned of the sudden death of literary critic Eileen Battersby. Eileen was to be our guest at this years festival and we were looking forward to her insightful commentary on the literary world.
Eileen was a good friend to the festival from as far back as 1992 when she was first invited as a speaker and she covered subsequent Festival weekends for us for the Irish Times.
She was particularly looking forward to the 2019 festival weekend as she was to share the bill with our main speaker Richard Ford. Eileen was huge admirer of Richard and he had recently endorsed her debut novel Teethmarks on My Tongue. Eileen will be greatly missed by the literary community, ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
November 27, 2018
Become a Friend of Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien 2019
The Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien celebrates the life and works of the Limerick author, whilst also promoting emerging and established writers and artists.
It facilitates a convivial platform for engagement with the literary arts in Limerick, with reading audiences having the opportunity to meet with each other and to ask authors questions directly, about their favourite books.
Through a series of talks, readings, lectures, workshops and music events; we celebrate writers, books and reading audiences.
As a voluntary festival organisation, a donation of €100 will support the festival to deliver the 2019 events programme.
Friends enjoy exclusive benefits including, invitations to Launch events and our Festival Club. We will acknowledge your support on our website and social media platforms.
Kate O'Brien Award 2018 Awarded to Lisa Harding for her novel Harvesting
Lisa Harding was presented with the Kate O'Brien Award at the Belltable, Sunday 25th February, for her novel Harvesting. The award celebrates new debut Irish fiction by a female author, in memory of Kate O'Brien. Warm congratulations to her.
January 04, 2018
Kate O'Brien Award 2018 Shortlist Announced
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Kate O'Brien Award. The 4 nominee's are Lisa Harding for Harvesting (New Island Books), Maria Hoey for The Last Lost Girl (Poolbeg Press), Andrea Mara for The Other Side of the Wall (Poolbeg Press), and Sally Rooney for Conversations with Friends (Faber).
The winner will be announced on Sunday, 25th February at the Belltable.
December 06, 2017
Kate O'Brien Award 2018 Longlist Announced
We are pleased to announce the longlist for this year's Kate O'Brien Award. The nominee's are Ally Bunbury for The Inheritance (Poolbeg Press), June Caldwell for Room Little Darker (New Island Books), Lisa Harding for Harvesting (New Island Books), Maria Hoey for The Last Lost Girl (Poolbeg Press), Andrea Mara for The Other Side of the Wall (Poolbeg Press), Sally Rooney for Conversations with Friends (Faber), Susan Ryan for The King of Lavender Square (Poolbeg Press) and Eithne Shortall for Love in Row 27 (Corvus). The shortlist will be announced early January and the winner on Sunday, 25th February at the Belltable.
November 15, 2017
Festival 2018 Launch and Press Release
The Festival Launch and Press Release takes place on Monday December 4th, in O'Mahony's Booksellers O'Connell Street at 5p.m