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Declan Burke : ‘Crime Spraoi’

Fri 13 March, 8:00pm

Tickets €10

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‘This bourbon-smooth riot of jazz-age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.’ Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019

Author Declan Burke’s most recent novel The Lammisters has been described as “a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019 and was selected as one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2019. Set in Hollywood, 1923, The Lammisters is a comic novel that will, in the author’s words, likely be declared a wholly original comedy classic by anyone who has yet to read Flann O’Brien, Jane Austen, PG Wodehouse or Laurence Sterne.

Declan will join us in The Dock for a special evening that will include a classic film from the era, smooth jazz and a reading from and talk about The Lammisters as comic crime fiction, the influence of the surreal humour of Flann O'Brien, Sam Beckett, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift and others, and why he thinks they're the ideal literary models for the world we're living in today.