Adam Nevill

   
John Connolly

   
Robert Lloyd Parry as M.R. James

DUBLIN GHOST STORY FESTIVAL
Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st August 2016


For information on the Dublin Ghost Story Festival 2018, please click here.

Guest of Honour – Adam Nevill

Adam Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the supernatural horror novels Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive, and Lost Girl. In 2012 The Ritual was the winner of the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel, and Last Days won the same award in 2013. Adam lives in Devon, England. adamlgnevill.com

Master of Ceremonies – John Connolly

John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. He studied English at Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University. John is the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries – many of which are infused with the supernatural – as well as three collections of macabre stories The Book of Lost Things, Nocturnes, and Night Music. johnconnollybooks.com

Ghost Stories of M.R. James – Nunkie Theatre Company

"Storytelling at its finest" – The Stage. For over a decade, Robert Lloyd Parry has been performing a series of one-man shows based on the stories of M.R. James, the greatest writer of supernatural tales in English. Lloyd Parry's uncanny resemblance to the author has been noted with a shudder by more than one enthusiastic audience member. "Perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine" – Metro. nunkie.co.uk

Esteemed Guests

A.K. Benedict - www.akbenedict.com
Brian Coldrick - www.briancoldrick.com
Paul Kane - www.shadow-writer.co.uk
Maura McHugh - www.splinister.com
David Mitchell - www.davidmitchellbooks.com
Marie O'Regan - www.marieoregan.net
Sarah Pinborough - www.sarahpinborough.com
John Reppion - www.moorereppion.com
Lynda E. Rucker - lyndaerucker.wordpress.com
Angela Slatter - www.angelaslatter.com

Programme

Thursday, 18 August – Exhibition Launch: Brian Coldrick's "Behind You" at Gallery X; 65 South William Street, 6-8pm.

Friday, 19 August – Opening night will feature registration, a whiskey reception, a sneak peek at the dealers room, and Nunkie Theatre Company's M.R. James play, "Casting the Runes".

Saturday, 20 August – A full day on Saturday will feature panel discussions of all things ghostly, a mass signing, and an interview with our guest of honour.

Sunday, 21 August – This will be a more relaxed and social day, with more panels, a reading, a book launch, and finally lunch and pints in the pub.

Download the full schedule here.

Contact

The Dublin Ghost Story Festival is a joint venture between author John Connolly and publisher Brian J. Showers of the Swan River Press. Please direct all queries to brian [at] swanriverpress [dot] ie

If you'd like to help us promote the event, here's a link for our poster, with wonderful artwork by Alisdair Wood, you can download and circulate.

Special Thanks

The Dublin Ghost Story Festival would like to thank the Horror Writers Association, Metalman Brewing Company, Mr. Brendan Kilty SC of James Joyce Whiskey, Giovanni Giusti of Gallery X, Hachette Book Group, Keith Stent and the Freemason's Hall, and Andy Cox at TTA Press for their generous support.



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