The next event in the 2019 Friends’ Autumn Programme will be held on Thursday 21 November when Irish Times journalist and travel writer Rosita Boland will have an open conversation on ‘The Allure of Elsewhere’ – Rosita’s latest book Elsewhere was recently shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards.
It will be held in the JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, TCD, at 7:30pm. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.
Rosita Boland was born in County Clare in 1965 and lives in Dublin where she is Senior Features Writer at the Irish Times. She has published two collections of poems, Muscle Creek (Raven Arts, 1991) and Dissecting the Heart (Gallery, 2003). She has travelled extensively, most recently in South East Asia and her travel books include Sea Legs: Hitch-hiking the Coast of Ireland Alone (New Island, 1992), A Secret Map of Ireland (New Island Books, 2005) and, most recently, Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel (2019). Rosita won the Hennessy Award for First Fiction in 1997.