The Party: Are you invited?
Edel Coffey chairs a conversation between Elizabeth Day, author of critically acclaimed The Party, and Lisa McInerney, Bailey's prize-winning author of The Blood Miracles on the theme of class in their novels.
While The Party is a sharply observant description of the continuing power of class in the upper echelons of London life, The Blood Miracles renders its central character Ryan's lack of options painfully clear in a Cork which “like all cities, hates its natives”.
Despite occupying positions at either end of the class spectrum, is it possible that these finely–drawn characters have more in common than they would like to think? Join these critically acclaimed authors as they tease this question out.