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Franco-Irish Literature Festival: Free Crime Fiction event for schools

•           Friday 24 April, 10.00am
•           Alliance Francaise, Kildare Street, Dublin
•           Tickets: Free
Alliance Francaise and Poetry Ireland present a crime-fiction event for senior post-primary students, which offers students an opportunity to hear readings by Irish and French language crime writers Anna Heussaff and Chantal Pelletier, and to engage with the authors as they discuss their work.
Anna Heussaff’s novel Hóng, an adventure mystery for young readers, won the 2013 Judges Special Award at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Her most recent novel, Deadly Intent, published under her pen name Anna Sweeney, is an English translation of her previous Irish work, Buille Marfach, and is a gripping tale of tangled relationships and shadowy secrets.
Described by Le Monde as “a wonderful story teller”, French novelist Chantal Pelletier's Goat Song introduces Maurice Laice, the world-weary inspector of three of her crime novels, and was awarded the Grand Prix du Roman Noir.
English translations of European crime fiction have become increasingly popular in recent years, and this event promises to give students an opportunity to hear the writers talk about their work in a lively and interesting environment.

To book a place for your school, please email writersinschools@poetryireland.ie or call Anna Bonner on 01 678 9022.