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Wendy Erskine

31st January – 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

£4.00 – £6.50


Wendy Erskine is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting writers, and the author of two critically acclaimed short story collections, Sweet Home and Dance Move. In this wide-ranging interview with Kathy Clugston, Wendy will talk about her writing life, including the influences and themes of her work, her writing process, and her new novel.

About Wendy Erskine

Wendy Erskine lives in Belfast. Her debut collection, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press in Sept 2018 and Picador in 2019, has been translated into Italian and Arabic and optioned for TV. It won the 2020 Butler Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2019 and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019. The story ‘Inakeen’ was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Prize 2019. Sweet Home was Book of the Year in the Guardian, The White Review, Observer, New Statesman, and TLS. Wendy’s second collection of stories, Dance Move, was published in February 2022. Her work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers, Female Lines: New Writing from Northern Ireland and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber) and read on BBC Radio 4.

About Kathy Clugston

Kathy Clugston is a well-known voice on BBC radio. After many years as a Radio 4 newsreader in London she now hosts the long-running programme Gardeners’ Question Time and, since returning home to live in Belfast, the weekly entertainment show The Ticket on Radio Ulster, where she speaks to local writers, comedians, musicians and performers. She has written a humour book, a stage musical and has a monthly column in Ulster Tatler magazine.

Please Note: Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.



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31st January
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£4.00 – £6.50
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The Linen Hall
+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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