Anthology on Billy's work to be launched
COLM TOIBIN THE GUEST OF HONOUR
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.