Meg Grehan in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan

Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 6:30pm

Join award-winning verse novelist Meg Grehan in conversation with award-winning YA author Deirdre Sullivan for a special event in celebration of Pride. Meg and Deirdre will be discussing Meg’s new middle-grade novel The Lonely Book, a loving story about gender identity, family, and the magic of books.


About Meg Grehan

Meg Grehan is originally from County Louth but now hiding away in County Donegal in the north-west of Ireland, with a very ginger girlfriend, an even more ginger dog and an undisclosed number of cats (none of whom is ginger). Her first book The Space Between won the Eilís Dillon Award at the 2018 Children’s Books Ireland Awards. The Deepest Breath won the Judge’s Special Prize at the 2020 Children’s Books Ireland Awards and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. It is published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and in France by Talents Haut. Baby Teeth was a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2022 and was nominated for the 2023 Carnegie Medal.


About Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan is from Galway and is now living in Dublin, where she works as a teacher. Her retelling of beloved Irish fairytale “The Children of Lir”, Savage Her Reply, was the winner of the Biennial Literacy Association of Ireland Young Adult Book Award, the Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2020, and the KPMG Children’s Book Ireland Awards Book of the Year Award 202, in addition to being nominated for the 2022 Carnegie Medal. Her hugely acclaimed Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of feminist retellings of classic fairytales, won the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award in 2018 and Young Adult Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017. Previously, her novel Needlework had won the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards in 2017. Her latest book, Weave, a collaboration with Oein DeBhairduin, was published by Skein Press in 2022.


About The Lonely Book

“We are a family

Perfectly formed

We are honest and open and ourselves

We are together together together

We are made of love”

Annie loves helping out in her moms’ bookshop. But she knows something is troubling her older sibling, and her moms are worried too. Even the bookshop is upset.

Reserve a place