One Dublin Two Authors -  Andrew Hughes in conversation with Joe Joyce

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One Dublin Two Authors - Andrew Hughes in conversation with Joe Joyce

One City One Book - The Coroners Daughter by Andrew Hughes

By Ballyroan Library

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Date and time

Thursday, April 13 · 7 - 8pm IST


Ballyroan Library Ballyroan Library Orchardstown Villas D14 VY33 Rathfarnham Ireland

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

One Dublin Two Authors

Past and present One Dublin One Book authors Joe Joyce and Andrew Hughes will be in conversation about Dublin city as canvas and setting for historical crime fiction. They will talk about the research required to recreate a version of Dublin from the past, as well as the inspiration to be found in its landmarks, people, and historical events.

Andrew Hughes is a qualified archivist who worked for RTÉ before going freelance. It was while researching his social history of Fitzwilliam Square – Lives Less Ordinary: Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square, 1798-1922 – that he came across the true story of John Delahunt, a Victorian murderer and Dublin Castle informer, which inspired his debut novel. The Convictions of John Delahunt was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Irish Crime Book of the Year. The Coroner’s Daughter, a tale of a young lady sleuth operating at the dawn of forensic science, is the One Dublin One Book choice for 2023. Andrew lives in Drumcondra, where he continues to work on archival and historical research projects, as well as Dublin-set crime fiction.

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Ballyroan Library