'During the Irish Book Night on Thursday 5 May, we were graced by the presence of three wonderful Irish authors Sinead Gleeson, Mike McCormack and Paul McVeigh, who immersed us in their writing. A dive into their work and lives drew us closer to their stories and we became acquainted with the extraordinary people behind the words. Constellations let us wander in the truly astounding life of Sinead Gleeson, Mike McCormack's experimental work in Solar Bones took us on a fascinating journey of life and death, and Paul McVeigh captivated us with an incredibly moving coming-of-age story in The Good Son. Needless to say, everyone left the literary evening with heartwarming anecdotes and inspirational stories, eager to see which future projects the authors have in store.'
'One of the highlights of the first edition of the Druk in Leuven literary festival (May 2022) was the evening with Sinéad Gleeson, Mike McCormack and Paul McVeigh in the Irish College in Leuven. In conversation with professor Elke D'hoker, the three authors talked about life, art and writing and the myriad of ways in which these intersect. In between questions, they managed to entertain, inspire and captivate the audience with brilliant readings from their stories. Many thanks to LCIS, Irish College Leuven and 30CC for inviting these three fascinating authors and for enriching the festival with voices from Dublin, Galway and Belfast.'