Nick Laird & Zadie Smith

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Friday 8 July 2022

8:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with Nick Laird and Zadie Smith. Nick and Zadie will discuss their writing with Alex Clark

Admission: €20

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Nick will read from a selection of his poetry and Zadie will discuss her writing, including her most recent publication The Wife of Willesden. This is Zadie’s first time writing for the stage and it is a riotous twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic The Wife of Bath’s Prologue.


[Nick Laird is] ‘an assured and brilliant voice in Irish poetry.’ Colm Tóibín


[Zadie Smith is] ‘a preternaturally gifted writer with a voice that’s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time.’ The New York Times



Nick Laird

Nick Laird was born in County Tyrone in 1975. Educated at Cambridge and Harvard, he worked for many years in London and Warsaw as a litigator. He has won many...

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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and...

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Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a critic, journalist and broadcaster. A co-host of Graham Norton’s Book Club, she is also a regular on BBC Radio 4 and writes on a wide range...

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