Launch of The Sun is Open

Thursday 30 September, 7pm-8pm

Queen's University Belfast
University Road

In association with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's

In this book launch, Gail will be joined in conversation by special guest Tara McEvoy.

The Sun is Open sifts through a boxed archive of public and private materials related to the life and death of the author’s father, who was murdered by the IRA outside their Belfast home in 1984.

Moving between child and adult voices, past and present, this startlingly innovative debut attempts to decode the fragments left behind and, with them, piece together a history and a life.

‘Each page is rich with exquisite and surprising language, pain, and wisdom.’ – Maggie Nelson

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