A conversation with Andrew Doyle about Forrest Reid, Northern Ireland's forgotten author

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Add to Google CalendarBBF15: FORREST REID – ANDREW DOYLE IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN CONNOLLY

Belfast Book Festival

Verbal ArtsFriday 12 June | 6.15pm | £6/£4

at Crescent Arts Centre

Described by E. M. Forster as “the most important man in Belfast”, Forrest Reid (1875-1947) is a major literary figure whose books have somehow fallen into obscurity.

The writer of sixteen novels, including Young Tom (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction), Reid was a founder member of the Irish Academy of Letters, and received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University, Belfast. Andrew Doyle discusses his life and his legacy, and explains why a revival of interest in Reid’s work is long overdue.

forrestreid.com

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