Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hazel is opening speaker at Wexford Literary Festival

Kilcullen author Hazel Gaynor will be the opening speaker at the Wexford Literary Festival 2016 which runs 28/29 May, writes Brian Byrne.

The Festival features outstanding writers and industry experts, and Hazel's talk — 'One Foot in the Past: The challenges and joys of writing historical fiction set in the 19th and 20th centuries' is bound to be a fascinating insight into the often lonely, but more often often fulfilling work of a writer.

Hazel is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 'The Girl Who Came Home' and 'A Memory of Violets', and her career has been well profiled on the Diary.

Other writers speaking at the Festival include Carmel Harrington, Claire Hennessy, and new faces of fiction Cat Hogan, Joan Brady, Frankie Gaffney, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Caroline Busher.

All areas of literary fiction will be included in the Festival, while panel discussion topics will range from self-publishing through Irish Crime Fiction to Children's Fiction, and more.

Tickets for the Festival are on sale online.