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Aimée Walsh Book Launch – Exile

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Leaving home was hard. Returning is impossible. Fiadh’s life is turned completely upside down on a night out in Belfast.

Pretty soon everyone has heard about what happened; it is impossible to keep the rumours from spreading, the gossip from spiralling out of control. And just as she was beginning to finally figure everything out: she was feeling positive about her move to Liverpool, she was starting to get on top of her uni work and had made some new friends. Now her life is in freefall and Fiadh is helpless to do anything about it.

She starts missing assignment deadlines, stops turning up to class and doesn’t respond to any of her friends’ messages. Her nights revolve around random hook ups, fuelled by drink and drugs. Without the tightknit group of friends she left behind at home or the support of the new friends she has made in Liverpool, Fiadh’s life quickly descends into chaos, a chaos that nearly costs her everything.

Pre-order a signed copy of the book here:

Exile – Pre-Order 23rd May 2024 SIGNED

Aimée Walsh is a writer from Belfast.
Her debut novel Exile will be published by John Murray Press in May 2024. It has been listed as a highly anticipated release by The Irish TimesDazed, and the Journal, amongst others.

In 2023, Walsh was longlisted for the London Magazine Short Story Prize.
Her short fiction, non-fiction, and book criticism has appeared in The Irish Times, The Observer, RTÉ Culture, Extra Teeth, Dazed, Refinery29 (US, Germany, Australia, and UK), and The Independent (UK, Spain, and Ireland).
In Spring 2022, she was a participant in the Faber Academy short story workshop ran by Lucy Caldwell. In 2021, she was the recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Emerging Writers Bursary in conjunction with the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Walsh holds a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University in Irish Literature and Cultural History, with a focus on Irish women writers from the north of Ireland. In September 2024, this work will be published by Liverpool University Press in her first monograph, Writing Resistance in Northern Ireland.

She is working on her second novel.


May 23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


No Alibis Bookstore


Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Rd Belfast BT7 1NH United Kingdom + Google Map