Anthology on Billy's work to be launched


AN ANTHOLOGY on the work of Wexford writer Billy Roche will be launched in Wexford Arts Centre this Friday evening, October 26, at 6 p.m. The guest speaker at the launch will be the Enniscorthy-born author Colm Toibin who is a contributor to the book.

Other contributors to the book include Conor McPherson, Belinda McKeown, Benedict Nightingale and Ingrid Craigie. The book explores Roche's portrayal of one Irish town as a microcosm of human life.

His first play 'A Handful of Stars' is represented in a scene featuring the teenage rebel Jimmy Brady.

There is also a story from his collection 'Tales from Rainwater Pond.

A selection of his work is interspersed with interviews and essays about the multitalented Wexford writer who is also a musician and an actor.

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