My Life in Books with Paschal Donohoe, Elaine Feeney and Arnold Thomas Fanning – April 30th at 11am
The final event in a series of online ‘conference’ sessions, presented by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) Public Libraries’ Section, three guests talk about the books that have been important in their lives, with moderator Pat Lonergan.
About this Event
PASCHAL DONOHOE, TD, is Minister for Finance and TD for Dublin Central. He has previously served a Minister of State for European Affairs, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and has been President of the Eurogroup – a group comprising the finance ministers of the Eurozone countries – since July 2020.
ELAINE FEENEY is a writer and teacher from Athenry, Co. Galway. She teaches English at St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, and is also creative writing teacher at NUIG, where she is Creative Director for the Tuam Oral History Project. She is the author of three poetry collections and a chapbook, a play text, and a novel, As you were, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Folio Prize.
ARNOLD THOMAS FANNING is an award-winning writer living in County Cork. His writings include short stories, articles, essays and stage plays. His first book, Mind on Fire: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the Butler Literary Award, the An Post Irish Book Awards , Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year, and the Welcome Book Prize 2019.
PAT LONERGAN is a retired librarian, living in Newbridge, County Kildare. A former member of the Executive Board of the Library Association of Ireland, he is a long-time member of the committee of the LAI Public Libraries’ Section, and has been at various times Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Section.