22 - 24 February 2019

FESTIVAL NEWS & UPDATES

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.

To become a Friend of the Festival please contact us at info@limerickliteraryfestival.com

February 27, 2018

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.