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Paul McVeigh in conversation with Fong Min Hun
June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pmRM10
Award-winning Irish writer Paul McVeigh will be at Lit Books to talk with Fong Min Hun about his debut novel, The Good Son, and we’d love for you to join us! The conversation will be followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Tickets are RM10, and you will receive a RM10 voucher to use on event day.
About the book:
Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2016, The Good Son is a coming-of-age story set during the Troubles in Ireland.
Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him ‘gay’. It doesn’t help that his best friend is his little sister, Wee Maggie, and that everyone knows he loves his Ma more than anything in the world. He doesn’t think much of his older brother Paddy and really doesn’t like his Da. He dreams of going to America, taking Wee Maggie and Ma with him, to get them away from Belfast and Da. Mickey realises it’s all down to him. He has to protect Ma from herself. And sometimes, you have to be a bad boy to be a good son.
About the author:
Born in Belfast, Paul began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End. His short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, read on BBC Radio 5 and commissioned by BBC Radio 4. The Good Son is his first novel.
- June 17
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Book Discussion, Meet the Author
- Lit Books