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Two Summers – Glenn Patterson – Book Launch

21 September 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




Join us for a Book Launch with Glenn Patterson on Thursday 21st September in No Alibis Bookstore

A pair of novellas, set over two pivotal summers in the lives of two young men from Belfast, recall the constraints of the place where they were born and the times in which they are living. Capturing the innocence of adolescent boys, their passion, confusion and yearning, TWO SUMMERS is for anyone who has ever been young.

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Glenn’s eleven novels to date are: Burning Your Own (1988), a Rooney Prize and Betty Trask first novel prize-winner; Fat Lad(1992); Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (1995), The International (1999); Number 5 (2003), That Which Was (2004), The Third Party (2007); The Mill For Grinding Old People Young, the inaugural One City One Book choice for Belfast (2012); The Rest Just Follows (2014); Gull (2016) and Where Are We Now (2020)

He has also published two essay collections , Lapsed Protestant (2006) and Here’s Me Here (2014), and the family memoir, Once upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times (2009) and Backstop Land (2019)

Short stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, and he has also presented television documentaries on literary and cultural subjects. His feature film Good Vibrations (co-written with Colin Carberry) was released in 2013. In 2009 he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.


21 September 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


No Alibis Bookstore


No Alibis Bookstore
83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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