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May 2017

19th: International Literary Festival, Dublin (with Mary Dorcey, Claire Hennessy & Denis Keogh)

13th: Kníhkupectvo Martinus Bookshop, Bratislava

12th: Prague Book Festival

April 2017

27th: Cuirt Festival, Galway (with Kit deWaal)

17th: Dublin Castle

March 2017

24th: Mountains To Sea Festival, Dun Laoire (with Chris Cleave)

19th: Aye Write Festival, Glasgow

9th: Brussels Book Fair, Belgium

8th: The Barbican, London

6th: The Sound Cloud, Dublin (with Little Green Cars)

4th: Ennis Book Club Festival

February 2017

21st: Crow Bookseller, London (with Sara Baume)

16th: Irish Institute, Liverpool

15th: Waterstone’s, York

13th: Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge

October 2016

14th: Cheltenham Literature Festival (with Joseph Knox, Rachel Rhys & Belinda Bauer)

September 2016

24th: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

10th: Cork International Short Story Festival (with Sean O’Brien)

3rd: Morges Literary Festival (with Rosie Thomas, Petina Gappah & Anne Korkeakivi)

2nd: La Cote International, Aubonne, Switzerland

2nd: Casino Hotel, Salle Belle Epoque, Morges

1st: Gems Academy, Etoy, Switzerland

August 2016

27th: Edinburgh Festival (with Simon Mayo)

June 2016

19th: Mare di Libri Festival, Rimini, Italy

12th: Howth Literary Festival (with Hilary Fannin & Sean Moncrieff)

May 2016

22nd: Sydney Writers Festival (with Chris Bowen)

20th: Sydney Writers Festival (with Leah Kaminsky & Nir Baram)

20th: Sydney Writers Festival (with Paul Muldoon & Paul Murray)

18th: Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, Sydney

17th: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, Sydney

16th: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney, Australia

14th: Auckland Writers Festival

13th: Auckland Writers Festival (with Paul Muldoon & Noelle McCarthy)

12th: Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ

April 2016

3rd: FCBG Conference, University of Wolverhampton

February 2016

2nd: Pavilion Theatre, Dublin (with John Irving)

December 2015

15th: Writers Abroad Conference, Butlers Townhouse, Dublin

November 2015

28th: Waterstone’s Piccadilly (with SJ Naure & Kirsty Logan)

20th: University College Dublin

13th: Taddle Creek School, Toronto

1st: Antwerp Book Fair, Belgium

October 2015

30th: Theoreia Bookshop, Kortrijk, Belgium

24th: Deptcon1, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (with Sheila O’Flanagan)

16th: Shenley Brook End School, Milton Keynes

15th: Waterstone’s Piccadilly

15th: Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, London

15th: Shrewsbury House School, Surbiton

14th: Canterbury University

2nd: Bath Children’s Literature Festival (with Andy Mulligan)

2nd: Selwood Academy, Frome.

September 2015

20th: Pordenolegge Literary Festival, Italy

17th: Literaturhaus Cologne, Germany. The Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize.

August 2015

24th: Edinburgh Festival

July 2015

28th: Pembroke College, Cambridge

16th: West Cork Literary Festival (with Paul Murray)

June 2015

6th: Boekhandel Van Piere, Eindhoven

6th: Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht

5th: Boekhandel Den Boer, Baarn

5th: Boekhandel Bouwann, De Bilt

4th: Boekhandel Riemer, Groningen

4th: Boekhandel Binnert Overdiep, Heerenveen

3rd: Boekhandel Van Der Meer, Noordvijk

3rd: Boekhandel Jaspers, Badhoverdorp

May 2015

27th: Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival

26th: Hay-on-Wye (with Daniel Hahn & Jenny Valentine)

23rd: Kingsmead Book Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

21st: Love Books, Johannesburg, South Africa

17th: Church Hall, Franschhoek, South Africa (with Mandla Langa & Eshkol Nevo)

16th: Church Hall, Franschhoek, South Africa (with Sarah Waters & Damon Galgut)

15th: Allora Restaurant, Franschhoek, South Africa

15th: Congregational Church, Franschhoek, South Africa

15th: New School Hall, Franschhoek, South Africa (with Chris Bradford)

14th: Bridge Hill School, Franschhoek, South Africa

April 2015

13th: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

March 2015

11th: The Dora Keogh, Toronto (with Linden MacIntyre)

9th: Harvard Bookstore, Boston (with David Vann)

7th: Tattered Cover, Denver, Colorado

6th: Book Passage, Corte Madera, California

5th: Rakestraw Books, Danville, California

4th: Books Inc, The Castro, San Francisco

2nd: University Bookstore, Seattle

2nd: Women’s University Club, Seattle

February 2015

26th: St Louis Public Library, Missouri

25th: Joseph-Beth Books, Cincinnati

24th: Villanova University, Philadelphia

23rd: McNally Jackson, New York (with Colm Toibin)

22nd: Politics & Prose, Washington DC

3rd: Imperial War Museum, London

November 2014

30th: Cambridge Winter Festival (with Donal Ryan)

18th: Jarrold’s Bookshop, Norwich

13th: National Gallery of Ireland (with Alex Barclay, Kevin Barry & Donal Ryan)

4th: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

3rd: United World College, Hong Kong

October 2014

25th: International Festival of Authors, Toronto (with Tim Winton, Matthew Thomas & Peter Robinson)

24th: Station on the Green, Creemore, Ontario (with Nick Cutter & Lois Leveen)

24th: Royal St George’s College, Toronto

24th: Armadale Public School, Markham, Ontario

18th: Guildford Literary Festival

11th: Cheltenham Literary Festival (with Michael Foreman)

10th: Cheltenham Literary Festival (with Donal Ryan & Audrey McGee)

September 2014

29th: Oundle Literary Festival (with Linda Newbery)

12th: Mountains To Sea Festival, Dun Laoghaire (with David Mitchell)

7th: Manuscripta Festival, Utrecht, Holland

6th: Boekhandel Stevens, Hoofdoorp, Holland

6th: Boekhandel Wagner, Sassenheim, Holland

August 2014

20th-21st: Edinburgh Festival

July 2014

31st: The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin (with Belinda McKeon and Oona Frawley)

3rd: Literary Death Match, Foyle’s, London (with Nick Harkaway, Carys Bray & Anthony Anaxagorou)

3rd: Forest Hill School, Dulwich

3rd: Oakfield Prep School, Dulwich

2nd: Peterborough Central Library

1st: Waterstone’s Deansgate

June 2014

14th: Irish Writers Centre (with Evelyn Conlon & Thomas Morris)

May 2014

29th-30th: Listowel Writers Week

8th: Turin International Book Fair, Italy

7th: Ipsia Birago School, Turin, Italy

6th: Piazza Cavalli, Piacenza, Italy

April 2014

30th: Irish Writers Center, Dublin: Launching Jean Kavanagh’s ‘Other Places’

13th: San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA

12th: Los Angeles Times Books Festival

11th: Powells Books, Portland, OR

10th: Blue Willow Books, Houston, TX

9th: Texas Library Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

8th: Tenley Library, Washington DC

7th: Hooray 4 Books, Alexandria, Virginia

7th: Capital City Public School, Washington DC

6th: Jones Library, Amherst, MA

5th: McNally Jackson Books, Prince Street, New York

March 2014

4th-8th: Emirates Festival of Literature, Dubai

February 2014

11th: Trinity College Dublin Literary Society

10th: St Louis School, Rathmines, Dublin

1st: Cartagena University, Colombia

January 2014

31st: Teatro Adolfo Mejia, Hay Festival, Cartagena, Colombia

November 2013

8th-9th: Cashel Arts Festival, Ireland

5th: Cafe U Dvoristu, Zagreb, Croatia

October 2013

30th: UEA Literary Festival, Norwich (with Andrew Miller)

26th: Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin (with Diane Setterfield)

24th: UCD Literary Society, Dublin

19th: Irish Spanish Latin American Literary Festival (with John Banville)

11th: The Abbey School, Reading

11th: Charters School, Berkshire

10th: Hexham Books Festival

9th: Wimbledon Books Festival, London

8th: Stourport High School, Worcestshire

7th: St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, London

7th: Jubilee School, Tulse Hill, London

1st: Trinity College, Dublin

September 2013

28th: Bath Literature Festival, England

24th: The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin

12th: Harbourfront Festival, Hamburg, Germany

10th: Berlin International Literature Festival

9th: The English Theatre, Frankfurt, Germany

7th: Livres sur les Quai Festival, Morges, Switzerland (with Victoria Hislop & Tom Rob Smith)

August 2013

31st: Electric Picnic (with Mike McCormack)

24th: Irish Writers Centre (with Kevin Maher)

July 2013

12th: Way With Words Festival, Dartington Hall, Totnes

June 2013

30th: Hay Festival Kells

15th: Dalkey Book Festival (with Donal Ryan & Carlo Gebler)

15th: Dalkey Book Festival (with Oisin McGann)

10th: Belfast Books Festival

May 2013

31st: Hay-on-Wye Festival, Wales

23rd-24th: Ljubljana, Slovenia

18th: CBI Conference, Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin

14th: Cavalry & Guards Club, London

13th: David’s Books, Letchworth

10th: Cambridge Union

10th: Lincoln Inspired Festival

9th: Waterstone’s Doncaster

8th: Waterstone’s Nottingham

7th: Liverpool Town Hall

7th: RBS, Edinburgh

April 2013

25th: St Louis Jewish Book Festival, MO

24th: Parnassus Books, Nashville TN

23rd: Politics & Prose, Washington DC

22nd: Aaron’s Books, Calvary Church, Lititz, PA

20th: Warren-Newport Library, Chicago, IL

19th: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL

March 2013

25th: Bologna Book Fair, Italy

December 2012

13th: United Arts Club, Dublin

November 2012

28th: UEA, Norwich (with David Lodge, Margaret Drabble and Giles Foden)

18th: Dublin Books Festival, Smock Alley Theatre

12th-13th: Madrid, Spain

October 2012

30th: Waterstone’s Guildford, London

20th: Powerscourt House, Dublin (with Colum McCann, Paul Murray and Barry Sonenfeld)

9th-14th: Hong Kong International Writers Festival

September 2012

28th-29th: Gothenburg Book Fair, Sweden (with Sebastian Barry, Paul Murray, Kevin Barry, Siobhan Parkinson, Eilis NiDhuibhne)

15th: Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, Australia

13th: Mossman, Northern Queensland, Australia

12th: Mareeba, Northern Queensland, Australia

4th – 9th: Brisbane Writers Festival, Australia

3rd: Whitireia Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand

August 2012

30th – 2nd Sep: Christchurch Writers Festival, New Zealand

25th – 29th: Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia

22nd: The Midnight Shift, Sydney, Australia

13th: Kilkenny Arts Festival

2nd: The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin

July 2012

12th: Waterstone’s, Covent Garden, London

4th: Tales on Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London

June 2012

15th: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

11th-12th: International Festival of Children’s Literature, Cologne, Germany

5th: Book Expo, Javits Centre, New York

May 2012

30th: Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh: In conversation with John Irving

29th: Shaw Theatre, London: In conversation with John Irving

9th: Gutter Bookshop, Dublin. Europe Culture Day

April 2012

19th: Vancouver International Writers Festival (with Owen Laukkanen and Buffy Cram)

14th: Calgary, Canada

11th: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

4th: Washington DC

3rd: Little Town, New York

March 2012

23rd: Bookstore Pustet, Freising, Germany

22nd: Thalia Bookstore, Bonn, Germany

19th – 20th: Cologne Literary Festival, Germany

17th: Leipzig Book Fair, Germany

February 2012

25th: Kate O’Brien Literary Weekend, Limerick

January 2012

21st: Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka: Hall de Galle

21st: Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka: Buona Vista Centre

20th: Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka: Mama’s Rooftop Cafe

19th: Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka: The Paddy Fields

November 2011

20th: Arenberg Theatre, Antwerp, Belgium (Crossing Border Festival)

19th: Royal Theatre, The Hague, Netherlands (Crossing Border Festival)

12th – 14th: Istanbul Book Fair, Turkey

October 2011

28th – 30th: Helsinki Book Fair, Finland

27th: Akateeminen Kirjakuppa Bookstore, Helsinki, Finland

1st: Bath Festival of Children’s Literature

September 2011

15th: Halesowen, Birmingham, UK

14th: Formby Bookshop, Liverpool, UK

10th: Mountains To Sea Festival, Dun Laoire (with Claire Kilroy and Chris Binchy)

8th: Mountains To Sea Festival, Dun Laoire (with Ed O’Loughlin)

4th: Manuscripta Book Fair, Amsterdam

3rd: Manuscripta Book Fair, Amsterdam

July 2011

28th: The Market Theatre, Armagh

16th: Days Bazaar, Mullingar

8th: West Cork Literary Festival (with Paul Murray)

June 2011

23rd: University of East Anglia, Norwich (with Joseph O’Connor)

19th: Dalkey Books Festival (with Roddy Doyle)

1st: Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival

May 2011

27th: Dublin Writers’ Festival (with Paul Harding)

24th: Dublin Writers’ Festival (with Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright)

20th: Charleston Literary Festival (with David Nicholls and Jill Dawson)

19th: Peterborough Library

18th: Birmingham Central Library

18th: Walsall Library

17th: Topping’s Bookshop, Bath

16th: The Drill Hall, Chepstow, Wales

15th: Radio Interview: BBC Radio 4 Open Book with Mariella Frostrip

13th: Radio Interview: BBC Radio 2 Night Waves with Claudia Winkleman

12th: Nottingham Central Library

12th: Chesterfield Central Library

11th: Crosby Civic Hall, Liverpool

11th: St John Plessington High School, The Wirral

10th: Waterstone’s, Deansgate, Manchester

8th: The Corby Theatre, Northamptonshire (with Joe Dunthorne)

6th: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

April 2011

15th: Scarborough Literary Festival (with Niall Williams)

March 2011

14th: Malahide Library, Dublin

February 2011

16th: Shearer’s Bookstore, Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia

January 2011

7th: Flickerfest, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

December 2010

12th: The Ark, Temple Bar, Story Spark season

November 2010

27th: James Joyce Centre, Dublin

20th: Dubray Bookshop, Bray, Co Wicklow

10th: ILAC Centre, Dublin

6th: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London (with Oliver Jeffers)

October 2010

30th: Zurich, Switzerland

29th: Hamburg, Germany

28th: Munich, Germany

27th: Cologne, Germany

26th: Dusseldorf, Germany

25th: Leipzig, Germany

22nd: Gutersloh, Germany

19th: Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge

16th: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

14th: Ballyroan Library, Dublin

9th: Cheltenham Literary Festival

8th: Cheltenham Literary Festival (with Joseph O’Connor)

6th: Ipswich County Library

September 2010

30th: Gutter Bookshop, Dublin

22nd: Navan Library Readers Day

August 2010

23rd: Edinburgh Festival

22nd: Edinburgh Festival

19th: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

16th: Bienal Festival, Sao Paulo (with Josetin Gaarder)

15th: Bienal Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

8th: Kilkenny Arts Festival, reading with Andrew O’Hagan & Colm Toibin

4th: In conversation with Christos Tsiolkas, Dun Laoire, Dublin

July 2010

5th-6th West Cork Literary Festival

June 2010

19th: Mare di Libri Festival, Rimini, Italy

15th: Irish Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria

6th: In conversation with Yann Martel, Dublin Writers Festival

May 2010

17th: Jewish Public Library, Montreal

16th: Books & Brunch, Sheraton Centre Montreal

12th: Harbourfront Festival, Toronto

11th: Aloud Readings, Toronto

April 2010

9th: New Ross Library, Wexford

March 2010

26th: Bolibri Festival, Bologna, Italy

23rd: Bologna Book Fair, Italy

20th: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

19th: Sean Dunne Writers Festival, Waterford

4th: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

February 2010

4th: The Wiener Library, London

November 2009

25th-26th: Amsterdam, Holland

12th: Richmond-Upon-Thames Literary Festival

2nd-3rd: Barcelona, Spain

October 2009

23rd – 26th: Singapore Writers Festival

7th: Birmingham Book Festival

September 2009

30th: Tsar Nicholas II Library, Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

27th: Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland

24th: Aspects Literary Festival, Bangor

20th: Clifden Arts Week, Co Galway

12th: Mountains To Sea Festival, Dun Laoire

7th: SW11 Literary Festival, Waterstone’s Clapham

August 2009

27th: Deakin University, Melbourne

23rd – 26th: Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia

22nd: Novel Masterclass, RMIT, Melbourne

18th: Literary Lunch, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

July 2009

23rd: Hughes & Hughes, Wexford

22nd: Waterstone’s, Cork

21st: Dubray, Galway

9th: Deansgrange Library

3rd: Suffolk Libraries Day

2nd: Ipswich Arts Festival

June 2009

30th: Humber Mouth Festival, Hull

May 2009

16th-17th: Aberdeen Word Festival

15th: Lincoln Book Festival

2nd-3rd: Berlin, Germany

April 2009

23rd: Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, Image Authors Evening

22nd: Trinity College Dublin, Philosophical Society

March 2009

7th: Ennis Book Club Festival, Clare

February 2009

28th-30th: Amsterdam, Holland

December 2008

9th: Trinity College Dublin, Amnesty Readings

1st-7th: Guadalajara Book Fair, Mexico

November 2008

22nd: ILE Translators Conference, Dublin

18th: Irish Writers Centre, Hourglass Readings

8th: Tallaght Readers Day, Dublin

October 2008

15th-30th: American Tour

Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York

7th: Dubray Literary Lunch, Dublin

September 2008

30th-2nd: Zurich, Switzerland

22nd-27th: Madrid & Barcelona, Spain

18th-21st: San Sebastian, Spain

11th: London Film Premiere of ‘Boy’

4th: World Premiere of ‘Boy’, Dublin

June 2008

11th: Dublin Writers Festival

May 2008

30th: Dingle Bookshop, Kerry

28th-1st: Listowel Writers Week, Kerry

24th-26th: Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival

April 2008

10th: Hughes & Hughes, Dundalk

March 2008

1st-3rd: Cologne Literary Festival, Germany

January 2008

21st-26th: New Delhi Literary Festival, India

July 2007

9th-11th: West Cork Literary Festival

7th-9th: Kinsale Arts Week

May 2007

Australia/New Zealand Book Tour:

Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

April 2007

25th: Cuirt Literary Festival, Galway

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