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Naoise Dolan & Paul Lynch at Literaturhaus Bonn

Two acclaimed authors present new German translations of their works

20 June - 17 September

North Rhine-Westphalia

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Naoise Dolan by Maria Bianchi / Paul Lynch by Joel Saget

Naoise Dolan by Maria Bianchi / Paul Lynch by Joel Saget

Acclaimed author Naoise Dolan and Booker Prize winner Paul both present new German translations of their books The Happy Couple and Prophet Song over two evenings of literature this June and September at Literaturhaus Bonn.


20.06., 19:00 – Naoise Dolan: The Happy Couple / Das Glückliche Paar

17.09., 1900: – Paul Lynch: Prophet Song / Das Lied des Propheten

Naoise Dolan was born in Dublin, Ireland. She writes fiction, essays, criticism and features for publications including The London Review of Books, the Guardian and Vogue. Naoise’s debut novel Exciting Times (Aufregende Zeiten) was first published by W&N and became a Sunday Times bestseller. She has been shortlisted and longlisted for several prizes, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Naoise’s second novel, The Happy Couple, was published in 2023, and she is currently based in Berlin. Naoise Dolan’s Das glückliche Paar (The Happy Couple), translated by Anke Caroline Burger, has been published by Rowohlt in April 2024.

Paul Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Co Donegal, and lives in Dublin. As an novelist he is known for his poetic, lyrical style and exploration of complex themes. He has published five novels and has won several awards, including the 2018 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and the 2023 Booker Prize, for Prophet Song. In 2024, he was appointed Distinguished Writing Fellow at Maynooth University and was elected to Aosdána, which honours artists who have made outstanding contributions to the creative arts in Ireland.


Literaturhaus Bonn
Bottlerplatz 1
53111 Bonn

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