Waterford Libraries were delighted to welcome multi-award-winning Irish author Liz Nugent interviewed by Mary Conway Senior Executive Librarian in Carrickphierish Library on Thursday 4th May. Liz read from her latest crime novel Strange Sally Diamond. Liz is no stranger to Waterford as she held her first reading in Tramore Library 10 years ago. Liz Nugent is just back from the Hampton, Who Dunnit Festival and is in high demand across the world with her books translated into 18 different languages.
Mary Conway said “It was a pleasure to interview Liz Nugent at the Writers at Waterford Libraries Event in Carrickphierish Library. Liz spoke about her characters, her writing process, the world of publishing and the intrigue involved in having your work optioned for screen adaptation. Liz is a truly inspiring writer who gave a wonderful reading from her latest book Strange Sally Diamond. Liz Nugent is the IT crime writer of the decade with her standalone novels, Waterford Library members can’t wait for the next book”.
Liz Nugent is the author of five crime fiction novels. The latest, Strange Sally Diamond, was published in Ireland and UK in March 2023. Our Little Cruelties, published in 2020, was nominated for Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and long listed for a CWA award at Theakston Crime Festival at Harrrogate. It was listed as one of the most recommended Thrillers of the Year by the New York Times and, as a Number One Bestseller, it topped the charts for 15 weeks. Nugent was presented with the James Joyce Medal for Literature in 2021.
Skin Deep, published in 2018, went straight to Number One in the Best Seller’s Charts and scooped two awards at the An Post Irish Book Awards: Crime Novel of the Year and Radio 1 Ryan Tubridy Listener’s Choice Award. Nugent won the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award in Literature.
Lying in Wait, published in 2016, went straight to Number One and was chosen for the Richard and Judy Book Club. It won the Radio 1 Ryan Tubridy Listener’s Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards.
Unravelling Oliver, published in 2014, won Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was in the Number One spot for several weeks.
Born in Dublin in 1967, Nugent spent many years in Irish film, theatre, and television. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has written short stories for children and adults.
As part of the Writers at Waterford Libraries series of events we are also excited to welcome Aingeala Flannery author of The Amusements to Central Library on Wednesday the 10th of May at 7pm, booking is required, call 051 849975.
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