Writer in Residence event | Lisa Harding with Arts Council Writer-in-Residence Michèle Forbes

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:30

Lisa Harding is a writer, actress, and playwright. Her first novel, Harvesting, won the Kate O’Brien award, was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Kerry Group Prize in 2018. Bright Burning Things (2021) received a starred review in the Publisher’s Weekly, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a People Magazine Choice, and was featured on the Today Show. It was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and a Dalkey Literary Award. Cloud Girls was published in 2023. Michèle Forbes is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and playwright, with an extensive background in theatre. Her work includes the novels Ghost Moth, Edith & Oliver, the play POSTSCRIPT (with Noelle Brown), which was produced at the Abbey Theatre. Her short stories have won both the Michael McLaverty and the Bryan MacMahon Awards and have been broadcast on BBC and RTE Radio. She has been recipient of Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland.