John Boyne Hosts Information Day on Publishing at IRC

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Award winning Irish novelist John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, will join a group of assembled speakers from the Irish publishing community for an information day on publishing. Boyne will host the event in conjunction with the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin this Saturday, March 20th. He is the full press release from the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Next Saturday John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, will join the Irish Writers’ Centre in hosting an information day on publishing that will include Literary Agent Jonathan Williams, Publicist Cormac Kinsella and Editors Ciara Considine and Eoin Purcell.  The day will feature talks from industry experts and will be a great opportunity to find out all you can about the publishing industry.  Each talk will be followed by a question and answers session.

The day will start with a talk on ‘Researching a Novel and Sustaining a Writer’s Life’ from John Boyne.  This will be followed by ‘The Author-Agent Relationship’ with Literary Agent Jonathan Williams. Ciara Considine, Commissioning Editor for Hachette Books will then speak on ‘Editing and Publishing Contemporary Fiction’.  After lunch, Literary Publicist, Cormac Kinsella, will discuss ‘Marketing a Book from Manuscript to Paperback’ using his work on Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín as a case study and Editor and digital publishing expert, Eoin Purcell will then talk on ‘Getting Comfortable with Digital Change’.
 
Registration is from 10am; tickets are €50 and can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre, 01-8721302. The Irish Writers’ Centre is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers that promotes contemporary Irish literature. Since its foundation in 1991, the Centre has welcomed many award-winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker, IMPAC, and Pulitzer Prize winners. It has also served as an important platform for breakthrough talent, with many young writers giving their first public readings here.
 
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