Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Monday 30 January 2023

Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

Event Details


Date: 30/01/2023 | Venue: The Orange Tree Tapas
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Reading Group Supper at Orange Tree Tapas January 30th....Bookings now open


Small Things Like These


THIS MONTH’S SUPPER WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ORANGE TREE TAPAS RESTAURANT, WIVENHOE

** A Book of the Year in The Times – The New Statesman – Observer – Financial Times – Irish Times – Irish Independent – Times Literary Supplement **

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE AND THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE AND THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AT THE DALKEY LITERARY AWARDS

“It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him — and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.”

Publisher’s Synopsis

Praise for the Novel

‘A snowglobe of a story that fits a whole bustling, striving, yearning world into 114 finely wrought pages.’ Sunday Times

‘Powerful, affecting and very timely….deeply moving.’ Hilary Mantel

‘Truly great…..quietly radical. Ali Smith

‘Remarkable, truly exquisite.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Absolutely beautiful.’ Douglas Stuart

About the Author

Claire Keegan’s stories are translated into thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize, awarded to the best collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Award, one of the richest literary prizes in the world, and was last year chosen by The Times as one of the top works of fiction to be published in the twenty first century.

Small Things Like These was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize, and for the Rathbones Folio Prize, awarded for the best work of literature, regardless of form, to be published in the English language, and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.

 

Menu

New Menu
30th Jan 2023

Mains

Paella with Chicken and Chorizo

Paella with Mixed Seafood

Paella with Mediterranean Vegetables

Puds

Bread and Butter Pudding

Drinks

Glass of Red Wine

Glass of White Wine

Soft Drink


 


Bookings closed