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Patrick DeWitt in conversation with Dani Gill

Patrick Dewitt
Date & time Tue 23 Apr 2024
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Patrick DeWitt is the internationally acclaimed author of ‘Ablutions’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘French Exit’ and ‘The Librarianist’. Both ‘The Sisters Brothers’ and ‘French Exit’ have been released as movies, the latter produced by Sony Pictures in 2020 directed by Azazel Jacobs, starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Frances Price. Born in British Columbia, DeWitt now resides in Portland, Oregon. He will discuss his work, with writer and curator Dani Gill.

Dani Gill
is a writer, curator, producer, and educator, based in the west of Ireland. Dani served as Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature (2010-2016), Ennis Book Club Festival (2020-2022) and has held production and creative roles in theatre and film. As an Audience Development Officer for LIVE Network, Dani works with venues and arts offices nationwide to deliver bespoke literary programmes. ‘Lessons in Kindness’, her second poetry collection was published in 2023.

His writing is as buoyantly insane as its characters, DeWitt is a stealth absurdist, with a flair for dressing up rhyme as reason The New Yorker
Light, bright, beguiling, a quirky delight ... DeWitt's great gift lies in his ability to depict the Everyman in extremis - heroism hidden in plain sight The Telegraph
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