26 August 2016

Irish crime fiction in Silicon Valley

Irish crime fiction is under the spotlight in several sessions at this year's Los Gatos Listowel writing festival in Silicon Valley. The Californian town of Los Gatos is twinned with Listowel in County Kerry, and the festival takes place from 6 to 9 October 2016.

"Women in Irish Crime Fiction" is a session on 8 October in which Irish crime writers Louise Phillips and Niamh O’Connor will read from their contributions to the new anthology of Irish crime writing, Trouble Is Our Business. They will be joined by Claire McGowan, author of the "Paula Maguire" crime series.

And on 9 October Louise takes part in "Detective as Muse – Crime Across The Miles". She will be joined in a panel discussion with a local Bay Area crime novelist, as well as Dublin-based garda detective Tom Doyle and Dublin-born San Francisco CSI investigator Ronan Shouldice.