An Evening with Nicole Flattery
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Join us for an evening with Nicole Flattery as we celebrate the release of her highly anticipated new novel, Nothing Special. Flattery’s dry wit and shrewd observations have made her one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction, and we are delighted to welcome her to read and discuss her work here at Books Upstairs.
Nothing Special is a whip-smart coming-of-age story about friendship, independence and the construction of art and identity, bringing to life the experience of young women in 1960s New York. We have been huge fans of Flattery’s writing since her collection of stories Show Them a Good Time was published by Stinging Fly, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to hear her read from Nothing Special as well as answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her books. Admission is free, but booking is recommended below.
About the Author:
Nicole Flattery is the author of the story collection Show Them A Good Time. She is the winner of An Post Irish Book Award, the Kate O’Brien Prize, the London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction, and the White Review Short Story Prize. Her work has appeared in the Stinging Fly, the Guardian, the White Review, and the London Review of Books. A graduate of the master’s program in creative writing at Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in Galway, Ireland.
Praise for Nothing Special:
‘A blade-sharp coming-of-age novel’ SPECTATOR
‘Confirms Flattery as a bracingly original writer’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘In enviably elegant prose, she manages to be both arch and deadly serious’ LOUISE KENNEDY