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Armagh Robinson Library

  • Armagh Robinson Library 43 Abbey Street Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT61 7DY United Kingdom (map)

Robert McCrum in conversation with Adrian Moynes

Robert McCrum is a writer and editor whose most recent book, Every third Thought: On Life, Death, and the Endgame was published in August 2017.

In a world where we are determined to live well at all costs, can we make peace with what Freud calls ‘the necessity of dying’? Robert McCrum ponders this question in his new book, Every Third Thought.  Searching for answers he turns to brain surgeons, psychologists, cancer patients, hospice workers, writers and poets.

Robert was editor-in-chief of Faber & Faber for 16years, where he published such writers as Kazuo Ishiguro, Milan Kundera, Marilynne Robinson, and Hanif Kureishi.

His account of his stroke, My Year Off (1998), is in its third edition as a Picador Classic. He is now Associate Editor with The Observer.

Adrian Moynes comes from Armagh and has enjoyed an illustrious year career with RTE with whom he produced, edited, wrote, and directed. He was Managing Director of RTE Radio and then Group Secretary of RTÉ. His interest in the arts is far ranging; literature is his life-long passion.

Note: This event is supported by Seamus Heaney Homeplace. Robert McCrum will read at Homeplace on Sunday afternoon, 5th November.

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Later Event: November 5
Seamus Heaney HomePlace