Glucksman Ireland House at New York University will host bestselling novelists, emerging talents, and critical thinkers for a day-long exploration of the new wave of Irish crime fiction—its roots, its American connections, and its unique power to draw attention to issues of social change and unrest—on Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at its 1 Washington Mews location (at 5th Avenue). The event will be followed by a reception and book signing (5:45 to 7:00 p.m.)
“Down These Green Streets” is part of “Imagine Ireland,” an initiative of Culture Ireland celebrating contemporary Irish arts in the U.S. in 2011.
Tickets are available through SmartTix.com or by calling SmartTix at 212.868.4444: $85.00 for a premium pass that includes the reception, or $65.00 for a day pass that includes only the day’s program. Discounts are available for Glucksman Ireland House NYU members. Please see irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu or call 212.998.3950 for more information. Subway Lines: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
The day’s panelists include:
· Alex Barclay, author of the Joe Lucchesi mysteries Darkhouse and The Caller and FBI thrillers Blood Runs Cold and Time of Death
· Colin Bateman, screenwriter and author of the Dan Starkey mysteries (Divorcing Jack), the Mystery Man novels, and The Gang With No Name books for children
· Declan Burke, editor of the anthology Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century, and author of several crime novels, most recently Absolute Zero Cool
· John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mysteries (The Burning Soul, September 2011), The Book of Lost Things, and the Samuel Johnson adventures for young adults
· Pete Hamill, award-winning Irish-American journalist, essayist, educator, and author of 10 novels, most recently Tabloid City
· Arlene Hunt, author of six novels, including the acclaimed QuicK Investigation series; the seventh, The Chosen, will be published in October 2011
· Declan Hughes, playwright, co-founder of the Rough Magic theater company, and author of five Ed Loy PI novels, including the Edgar-nominated The Price of Blood
· Stuart Neville, bestselling author of The Ghosts of Belfast, Collusion, and the forthcoming Stolen Souls
· Peter Quinn, Irish-American political historian, speechwriter, and award-winning author of Banished Children of Eve, Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned and the non-fiction Looking For Jimmy: In Search of Irish America
· Ian Campbell Ross, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, and creator of Ireland’s first university course on Detective Fiction
The event is supported by a grant from Culture Ireland.
About Glucksman Ireland House:
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House is New York University’s Center for Irish and Irish-American Studies and one of the top-ranked academic Irish Studies programs in the United States. It provides access to the best in Irish and Irish-American culture through innovative undergraduate and graduate academic curricula and extensive public programming. With faculty in Irish and Irish-American literature, history, music, language, and cultural studies, Glucksman Ireland House NYU provides its students and the community with an integrated approach to understanding the dynamic arts and humanities that represent Ireland and Irish-America’s past, present, and future. Learn more about Glucksman Ireland House at http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu.