Consulate Book Club

Consulate Book Club

June 19, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Consulate General of Ireland
1095 West Pender Street #1300,

Join the Consulate General of Ireland on Thursday, June 19th to discuss ‘The Colony’ by Audrey Magee. Set in 1979 against the backdrop of the Troubles, ‘The Colony’ tells the story of two outsiders who travel to a small island off the west coast of Ireland in search of their own answers, despite what it may cost the islanders.

You don’t need to be a literary expert to join – everyone is welcome. However, make sure you read the book before the book club so you can engage in the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided, and we will be hosting a draw for all attendees for a $50 book voucher.

Everyone is welcome but there is limited numbers so be sure to sign up quickly ! The Consulate lending library has some copies available on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for more details and to register.

About the author:

Audrey Magee worked for twelve years as a journalist and has written for, among others, The Times, The Irish Times, the Observer and Guardian. She studied German and French at University College Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University. She lives in Wicklow with her husband and three daughters. The Colony is her second novel and was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

In her 20s and 30s, she travelled extensively, first as a student, living in Germany and Australia, where she taught English; later as a journalist, covering, among many other issues, the war in Bosnia, child labour in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the impact of Perestroika on Central Asia. She was Ireland Correspondent of The Times for six years, and wrote extensively about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the subsequent peace process and the chaos caused by the Omagh bomb.

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