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Thursday 2 March, 7-8.30pm, British Library and online.

Free for RSL Members and Digital Events Passholders. Members can also book one discounted guest ticket. Non-Members can book public tickets through the British Library.

‘Well, Our Lady mightn’t have shown up, but Francie Brady didn’t let them down. It was the best show that old town had ever seen.’ The Butcher Boy

It’s been nearly thirty years since Patrick McCabe and Fiona Shaw worked together on the film adaptation of Patrick’s acclaimed novel, The Butcher Boy. Now they come together again, in an exclusive event for the Royal Society of Literature at the British Library.

Patrick and Fiona will discuss the importance of literature in their lives, including the books they have enjoyed recently and the books they have treasured for years. They will also talk about The Butcher Boy, Mrs Nugent, and Patrick’s latest book, the rip-roaring verse-novel Poguemahone.

Join us for this very special evening with two literary greats: stars of the page, stage, and screen.

This event is part of the Royal Society of Literature’s bicentenary festival, RSL 200


In partnership with the British Library