Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Mantle Books present bestselling author Joanna Trollope in conversation with Irish author SInéad Moriarty, in the beautiful Meeting Room of the Royal Irish Academy about her latest novel An Unsuitable Match and her extraordinary writing career to date.
An Unsuitable Match is an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances.
Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another . . Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . .Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?
Joanna Trollope is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends. She was appointed OBE in 1996, and a trustee of the National Literacy Trust in in 2012. She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes; she has been part of two DCMS panels on public libraries and is patron of numerous charities, including Meningitis Now, and Chawton House Library. In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project.
Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over 700,000 copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics by telling stories that are humane, moving and relevant to modern women. In 2015 she won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children. Her latest novel is Our Secrets and Lies, which is her thirteenth novel.