Tish Delaney Co Tyrone author Tish Delaney is excited about her upcoming appearance at the Belfast International Arts Festival. On October 19, in an already sold out show, she will be in conversation with Limerick author Donal Ryan. “It's such a delightful thing to think about. I'm a huge fan of his books,” says Tish. “He's one of those writers that I always pick up and then it's just such a surreal notion that you suddenly get to actually speak to him. We've been in touch very briefly by email. “I'm really looking forward to it. I'm a bit of a novice to this, I've only done a few of these things. To be able to do this in Belfast… with Donal Ryan is pretty swishy.” Tish, whose latest novel, The Saint of Lost Things, was published in June, ‘gave up' feeling nervous ‘years ago' about public speaking. “I was never any good at work doing presentations. But I thought, get over yourself, nothing bad is going to happen. I don't know what it will be like… but no, I'm not nervous,” she laughs. Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter. “I used to get very nervous and I could barely speak,” says Booker nominated author Donal. “My mouth would get very dry and shake, I'd be terrible. “But it's been 10 years so I've sort of gotten used to it. As a new […]
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