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Mary Costello and Alice Zeniter in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2020, 

The collection of short stories by Mary Costello, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Irish Book Award. Her first novel, Academy Street, won an Irish Book Award for Best Irish Novel of the year, and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime programme. Her second novel is entitled The River Capture. Alice Zeniter is a French novelist and dramatist. Her second novel, Jusque dans nos bras, was published in 2010 and won the Porte Dorée and Laurence Trân literary prizes. In 2017 she published L’arte de perdre, which tells a story about identity, with a family history involving both France and Algeria. It is a novel that talks about the freedom to be who we are, which may go beyond legacies and social norms. The novel won the 2017 Le Monde literary prize, the Nancy-Le Point Booksellers’ Prize, the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and others. They will talk to Marianne Ponsford.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of France

Mary Costello and Alice Zeniter in conversation with Marianne Ponsford