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September 2019

John Boyne and me at the Bray Literary Festival – 28 September

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Ireland + Google Map

Off to Bray for their exciting looking literary festival and delighted to be joining the acclaimed John Boyne. Here's the festival's blurb: Join award-winning authors John Boyne (The Heart’s Invisible Furies; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; My Brother’s Name is Jessica) and Jess Kidd (The Hoarder; Things in Jars; Himself) for an entertaining evening of readings, discussion, Q&A and conversation. With authors Tanya Farrelly and Edward O’Dwyer.

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October 2019

Liverpool Literary Festival – 12 Oct

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street
Liverpool, UK , LL69 3DR United Kingdom
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£8

Really intrigued and delighted to be joining Professor Sarah Peverley for a discussion that promises to range from the mystical to the grotesque. I'll be reading from and taking questions about my novel Things in Jars. Can't wait to have a look at the incredible collection of curiosities at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

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East Riding Festival of Words, Gothic Thrillers – 19 October

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate
Beverley, England HU17 8HN United Kingdom
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£6

This should be a lot of fun. I'm joining Chriss Simms and Amanda Mason to discuss the allure of gothic thrillers and how contemporary crime thrillers are often rooted in the Gothic tradition.

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November 2019

Murder One Festival Dublin, Past Crimes: Jess Kidd, Henrietta McKervey and Paddy Hirsch with Declan Burke – 2 Nov

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27,
Dublin, D08 PX27 Ireland
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€12

Back to Dublin for a few pints... no, no it's really for a serious literary discussion at the Murder One Festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: From Things in Jars to Violet Hill, London’s only female detective, via Hudson’s Kill and the Irish gangs of New York, three novelists use the past as a backdrop to their page-turning adventures of deception, danger – and detection. Declan Burke, previously Dublin City of Literature’s Writer in Residence…

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