“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Talkin’ Hound Dog Blues

Those of you concerned by global warming may want to look away now. For lo! Much hot air will be generated by yours truly over the next week or so, as I take part in a number of speaking engagements, during the course of which I will be reading from my latest tome, SLAUGHTER’S HOUND. To wit:
On Thursday, November 8th, I will be interviewed by Edel Coffey as part of Fingal’s Writing 3.0 Festival, which will take place at 8pm at Blanchardstown Library. For all the details, clickety-click here

On Tuesday, November 13th, I’ll be reading from SLAUGHTER’S HOUND at Sligo Library at 6pm as my contribution to Library Week. Given that I haunted this particular building as a child, and that much of my formative reading was sourced from Sligo Library, I’m very much looking forward to this event. That said, reading from a book set in Sligo to a Sligo crowd is a daunting prospect. Hopefully they’ll all still be buzzing on the endorphin rush of Sligo Rovers winning the League for the first time in 35 years and give me an easy ride …

On Friday, November 16th, I’ll be hosting Crime Night at the inaugural Red Line Festival in Tallaght, Dublin, chairing a panel composed of John Connolly, Mark Billingham, Niamh O’Connor and Declan Hughes, all of whom will be talking about their favourite crime novels and the books that inspired them to first pick up a pen. For all the details, clickety-click here
  So there you have it. If you’re likely to be in the vicinity of any of those events, we’d love to see you there …

7 comments:

Michael Malone said...

Hope they all go swimmingly, Dec.

Sharon Carleton said...

Looking forward to the Sligo event Declan !

Declan Burke said...

Much obliged, folks.

See you there, Sharon - long overdue!

Cheers, Dec

bridgetwhelan.com said...

Good luck - sounds like a great way of spending the dark damp days of November. Once did a mini tour or Cork and Kerry and there was no doubt that the gig at Bishopstown Library in Cork was the best...great audience who talked and asked interesting questions and read! Plus brilliant support from the library staff. Sure Sligo will be a blast with the ghost of your younger self hovering behind the book stacks

bookwitch said...

That's a worryingly respectable photo.

bookwitch said...

That's a worryingly respectable photo.

TheQ47 said...

Good luck in de librey tonight, Declan. Can't be there as I have another committment, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it.