Lia Mills’ stunning novel Fallen selected as Dublin & Belfast’s One City, One Book choice for 2016
For the first time two cities have adopted the same book for their festivals.
Over the Easter weekend, the Ireland 2016 Festival celebrations - the biggest and most ambitious festival in the history of the State - will take place. There will be street theatre, reenactments, music and talks taking place, to be broadcast Live on RTE TV. The Dublin One City, One Book team be there and will be doing readings, dramatizations and singing around the book on Easter Monday in their specially adapted library bus.
In Belfast, the response has been fantastic and this great video gives a great flavour of Fallen.
Fallen was originally published in 2014 to huge critical acclaim…
'Lia Mills writes superbly about the human heart. This is an historical story with an urgency that is completely modern: Fallen is shot through with the pleasure and the difficulty of being alive' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize
'This is so elegantly done: the past accumulates in careful detail, and then suddenly we're gripped and held, we're there. A hugely evocative and skillful novel.' Kevin Barry, winner of the Impac prize
'[An] intelligent, beautifully written tale of ordinary people in troubled times' Sunday Independent
'Absorbing ... Mills is a fine storyteller' Sunday Times
'Powerful ... Katie is a brilliantly realised heroine ... humane and compelling' Sunday Business Post