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Red Line Presents: Catherine Ryan Howard in Conversation with Sinéad Cuddihy

L - R : Catherine Ryan Howard, Sinéad Cuddihy
DateWednesday May 24th 2023
Time7:00 pm
VenueBallyroan Library
AdmissionFree - Booking essential

Join best-selling crime author Catherine Ryan Howard as she chats to Sinéad Cuddihy of the Tired Mammy Book Club about her career, her influences, her books and what the future holds.

Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard is the award-winning, no. 1 bestselling author of six thrillers including the lockdown thriller 56 Days which was named a best thriller of 2021 by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and won An Post Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her work has been shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel and the CWA John Creasey and Ian Fleming Daggers, and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023. She is published in 19 languages and a number of her titles have been optioned for screen. Her next thriller, The Trap, will publish in August. 

Sinéad Cuddihy (@tiredmammybookclub)

Sinéad is the founder of Tired Mammy Book Club - an online book club, based on Instagram. When she returned to work after her first child was born, Sinéad set up Tired Mammy Book Club to get back reading and to build a community of mothers and others who had fallen out of the habit of reading.

Over the last four years she has built a community of over 10,000 followers, and came up with the hashtag #TiredMammy30minutes to encourage members to make time to read every day.

Initially the aim was to hold the book club meetings in person and a few meetings were held - appropriately enough - in The Library Bar in Dublin, but when the pandemic hit the meetings moved to Zoom and this has allowed members to join in from New York, Ottawa, and Switzerland.

Sinéad has interviewed a number of Irish authors on Instagram Live, such as Andrea Mara, Jamie O’Connell, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Sophie White, and has had authors Fíona Scarlett, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Deirdre Finnerty join the book club discussions.

Sinéad has also appeared as a guest on the following podcasts:  Good Luck with the Book, the International Literature Festival Dublin podcast, and Another Chapter podcast.