Graham Norton

In conversation with Maeve Higgins

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Friday 7 July 2023

8:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with two of Cork's favourites, Graham Norton in conversation with Maeve Higgins. Graham's fourth novel Forever Home is a darkly comic story, full of twists and turns and has that all important emotional clout that has become trademark in his novels.

Admission: €32


Carol is a divorced teacher living in a small Irish town, her only son now grown up. A second chance at love brings her unexpected connection, a shared home and belonging. But her relationship with Declan sparks local speculation: what does a woman like her see in a man like him? What happened to his wife who abandoned him all those years ago?


When Declan becomes ill, things start to fall apart. His children are untrusting and cruel, and Carol is forced to leave their beloved home and its worn oak floors and elegant features and move back in with her parents. Carol’s mother is determined to get to the bottom of things, she won’t see her daughter suffer in this way. It seems there are secrets in Declan’s past, strange rumours that were never confronted and suddenly the house they shared takes on a more sinister significance.


Oh my GOD Forever Home is FABULOUS… His skill at gimlet-eyed observation and nuanced characterisation is *chef’s kiss* but this book is SO FUNNY… It’s a DELIGHT. Marian Keyes



Graham Norton

Graham Norton’s three previous novels, Holding, A Keeper and Home Stretch, became instant bestsellers both in the UK and Ireland and all three novels have won outstanding praise from across...

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Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Irish Examiner.  Originally from Cobh, she is an NPR favourite, and hosts a live comedy...

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