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Sat 22 Jul, 1.30pm


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Dead in Dún Laoghaire: When Benjamin Black meets Haylen Beck

Ticket Combo Price: €40 for all 4 events, please put a ticket for each of the 4 Dead in Dún Laoghaire events into your cart and the discount will automatically apply.
Join John Banville and Stuart Neville, where they discuss the fun and the challenges of creating an alter ego.  Do you have more freedom when not writing under your name? Is the writing process the same or completely different? Does it create a kind of split personality? Do you find you it difficult to switch between the two writing styles?
Come hear both men discuss their work as part of the Dead in Dún Laoghaire Crime Writing Festival. Here and Gone, a “fantastic thriller - a lone woman, a nightmare scenario, high stakes, breathless suspense” (Lee Child) is the first thriller from Haylen Beck and Prague Nights sees Benjamin Black take his reader to Prague in 1599 for a chilling historical mystery.
Haylen Beck is the pen name of internationally prize-winning crime writer Stuart Neville. Writing under his own name, Stuart won the LA Times Book Prize for his debut novel and received critical acclaim for his Serena Flanagan detective series set in Belfast. His Haylen Beck novels are set in the US and inspired by his love of American crime writing.
Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels, he lives in Dublin.