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Paul Lynch at the 24th International Literature Festival Berlin

The Booker Prize winner in conversation, with readings from his novel 'The Prophet Song' (German book premier)

14 September


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Photo by Joel Saget

Photo by Joel Saget

A right-wing party has taken control of Ireland; the country is sliding into totalitarianism. Larry Stack, a leading trade unionist, disappears at a rally. His wife Eilish is left behind with their children and must soon make tough decisions … A dystopian nightmare, told in a breathless style.
Winner of the Booker Prize 2023: »›Prophet Song‹ captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment«, said the jury.

Paul Lynch in conversation moderated by Bernhard Robben.
The event will be held in English with German language readings

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.


Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

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