Deirdre Sullivan: I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay

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Thursday 13 May 2021

7:00 pm



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Join us for the launch of I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, a collection of short stories by award-winning writer Deirdre Sullivan. This is her first book for adults and Deirdre will be in conversation with fellow writer Louise O’Neill.

Admission: €5

In I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, a dark and glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women’s bodies. A teenage girl tries to fit in at a party held in a haunted house, with unexpected and disastrous consequences. A mother and daughter run a thriving online business selling antique dolls, while their customers get more than they bargained for. And after a stillbirth, a young woman discovers that there is something bizarre and wondrous growing inside her. With empathy and invention, Sullivan effortlessly blends genres in stories that are by turns strange and exquisite. Already established as an award-winning writer for children and young adults, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay is Deirdre’s first book for adults and it marks her arrival as a captivating new voice in literary fiction.

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