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Imagining Murder

L - R: Louise McSharry, Olivia Kiernan, Una Mannion, Andrea Mara
DateSaturday October 21st
VenueThe Civic Main Space
Admission€12 / €10
Time 5pm

Special Offer: Tickets for Imagining Murder, True Crime & dinner in Betelnut Café €40 (limited availability)

Join Louise McSharry (Podcaster, Presenter and Writer) as she talks to current stars of Crime Fiction Úna Mannion, Olivia Kiernan and Andrea Mara.

Louise McSharry is a broadcaster and writer from Dublin. Louise worked in radio for nineteen years, starting out as a researcher in Newstalk before moving to presenting in iRadio followed by eleven years on air on RTE 2FM. Her memoir Fat Chance: My Life in Ups, Downs and Crisp Sandwiches was published by Penguin Ireland in 2016. Louise writes a weekly beauty column for the Irish Independent’s Weekend Magazine, and regularly contributes to the paper’s Opinion page. Her writing has also appeared in The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times Style Magazine,,,, and among others. Louise hosts a weekly podcast ‘Catch Up with Louise McSharry’, which aims to catch people up on news and culture, offer recommendations for music, television and other art forms, and also features short interviews with relevant or interesting people. 

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath, near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in Creative Writing awarded by the University of Sussex. The End of Us is Olivia’s first standalone after her acclaimed Frankie Sheehan Series. The Dublin-set crime thriller novels comprise Play Dead For Me, The Killer In Me, If Looks Could Kill and most recently, The Murder Box. The series has recently been optioned for TV, with Victoria Smurfit, star of ITV’s Trial & Retribution, to play Sheehan.

Una Mannion was born in Philadelphia and lives in County Sligo Ireland. She has won numerous prizes for her work including the Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award. She edits The Cormorant, a broadsheet of prose and poetry. Her debut novel A Crooked Tree was shortlisted for Newcomer at the Irish Book Awards and the Dalkey prize and was winner of the Kate O'Brien Prize 2022.

Her second novel Tell Me What I Am is available now in bookshops.

Andrea Mara is a Top Ten Sunday Times and Number One Irish Times bestselling author, who has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including Irish Crime Novel of the Year at the An Post Book Awards in 2022, 2021 and 2018. Her novel All Her Fault was Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, a top ten bestseller in the UK and in Ireland, and a Kindle Top 5 bestseller. It has sold over 100,000 copies and has been optioned for TV. Hide And Seek, published in 2022, charted in the Irish Times bestseller list for five weeks. Her newest book, No One Saw A Thing, was published by Transworld/ Penguin Random House in May 2023 and was a Number One bestseller in Ireland. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and three children, and also runs multi-award-winning parent and lifestyle blog,