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Daring Debuts: who says men can't write romantic fiction?

L - R: Ryan Love, Bryan Moriarty, J.F. Murray, Claire Hennessy
DateTuesday October 17th
VenueBallyroan Library
AdmissionFree - Booking essential
Time 7pm

Join host Claire Hennessy as she talks to debut authors J.F. Murray, Bryan Moriarty and Ryan Love about their debut novels.

J. F. Murray is an Irish writer from Co. Meath, Ireland. When the 2020 pandemic hit, Murray used the lockdown as an opportunity to pursue storytelling full-time, and began writing his debut novel Fling. He is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has gained a following on TikTok with a unique brand of Irish comedy sketches.

Bryan Moriarty was born in Dublin and studied at Trinity College Dublin before moving to London to train as an actor at LAMDA. In addition to performing in theatre, film, and TV, he has written and produced several short films, plays and a web series. His first novel, Sounds Like Fun, was selected for the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2021.

Born and raised in the island town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Ryan Love is a NCTJ-qualified journalist. He was the first Showbiz Editor at Digital Spy and has written for publications including the Independent, the Telegraph, Attitude, Radio Times and Yahoo. Ryan's debut novel, Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out, was published by HarperCollins in April 2023.

Claire Hennessy is a writer, book reviewer, editor, and creative writing facilitator from Dublin.