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War through Fact and Fiction

Aug 10 2014
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South West College, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh,
T: (028) 6632 5440
War through Fact and Fiction

Location: South West College
Date: Sun 10. August
Time: 2.00pm
Price: £10 / £8

His experience of the Second World War had a profound effect on Samuel Beckett.

In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner was at the head of a convoy of 3,500 soldiers as they entered the Iraqi desert. While My Life As A Foreign Country follows the experience of one soldier but it also leaps centuries and continents to observe anew all that man has done to man.

Brian Turner’s poetry was the inspiration behind the film The Hurt Locker and his second collection, Phantom Noise, was shortlisted for the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize. Lia Mills’ new novel, Fallen, opens with the death in the Great War of Katie Crilly’s twin brother, Liam. A year later when Dublin is suddenly engulfed in the violence of the Easter Rising, Katie finds herself torn between loyalty to her brother and to her country. Lia Mills is the author of two previous novels, Another Alice and Nothing Simple, and a memoir, In Your Face, which depicts her battle with
mouth cancer.