Zadie Smith and Nick Laird to read in UCC

5 Feb 2015

Monday February 16. 6 PM, Boole 4

Northern Irish poet, Nick Laird and prize-winning English novelist, Zadie Smith will take the stage together in the second of UCC’s 2015 series of readings on Monday, February 16. The reading will take place at 6pm at Boole 4 theatre.

Tyrone-born Laird has published three collections of poetry – To a Fault, On Purpose and Go Giants. He has been awarded the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He has also written two novels, Utterly Monkey – which won the Betty Trask Prize – and Glover’s Mistake.

Smith is the author of four novels, including White Teeth, NW and On Beauty, which won the 2006 Orange Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Award.

English Department

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland