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The Linen Hall is delighted to host the Irish Writers Centre for a showcase event celebrating the finale of its Northern Soul Roadshow, a programme of events curated by writer-facilitator Fiona O’Rourke. Featuring special guest author Anna Burns, the event will showcase new work from writers who took part in the Northern Soul Roadshow 2024, a 6-week programme for 20 writers to meet and learn from a panel of Northern Ireland writers.
About Anna Burns
Anna Burns FRSL is a multi-award winning writer whose novel Milkman won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making her the first author from Northern Ireland to win the prize. Milkman also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2018, the 2019 Orwell Prize for Politician Fiction, the 2018/19 Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize and the 2020 Dublin International Literary Award. Her 2001 debut No Bones was awarded the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Anna was born in Belfast in 1962 and has published three novels, No Bones, Little Constructions and Milkman along with the novella, Mostly Hero. Anna was elected to Aosdana, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, in 2019 and elected to the Royal Society of Literature in 2021. She lives in Northern Ireland.
About the Irish Writers Centre
As the leading support and development organisation for writers since 1991, the Irish Writers Centre carries out its work, online and in person, on an all-island basis. It works with writers of all types and talents, and actively encourages writers from all communities to engage in creative writing. It provides many ways and means for them to develop their skill, advance their ambitions, and join a vibrant and diverse community of people who share their passion and purpose. The Irish Writers Centre is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.