This April watch out for the tour of acclaimed new author Peter Murphy who'll be meeting reading group audiences in libraries across England and introducing them to his second novel Shall We Gather At The River.
Peter's tour, organised by The Reading Agency and Faber, begins at London's Pimlico Library on 9 April and then takes in Cambridge, Nottingham and Shrewsbury.
About the book
Shall We Gather At The River tells the story of Enoch O'Reilly, the great flood that afflicts his small town, and the rash of mysterious suicides that accompany it. Charlatan, Presleyite and local radiovangelist, O'Reilly is a man haunted by the childhood ghosts of his father's sinister radio set ... a false prophet destined for a terrible consummation with that old, evil river.
Peter Murphy's 2009 novel John the Revelator was one of the most acclaimed Irish debuts of recent years and was shortlisted for both the Costa First Novel Award and the Kerry Group Prize for Fiction. Peter is a freelance journalist and reporter for RTE's arts review show The Works. He is also a founder member of the spoken word/music ensemble The Revelator Orchestra. (Photo credit: Graham Keogh)
Tuesday 9 April, 6pm - 7.30pm, Pimlico Library, Central London.This is a free event, however booking is essential. To book your place, email: email@example.com or telephone 020 7641 1856.
Wednesday 10 April, 1pm - 2.30pm, Cambridge Central Library. This is a free event. To book your place, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 10 April, 7.30pm, Arnold Library, Nottingham. Tickets: £3. To book your ticket, email: email@example.com or phone: 0115 9202247
Thursday 11 April, 1pm, Shrewsbury Library. Tickets £3. To book your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01743 255300.
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"We're absolutely delighted to be working with The Reading Agency on this tour for Peter Murphy. It's so important for writers to be able to connect with readers, and libraries are a fundamental part of this relationship," says Rebecca Pearson, publicity manager at Faber and Faber.