The Talent: Murder One 2023

We kicked off our 2023 festival events with international blockbuster Harlan Coben on 21st March at the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire.

Watch out for more exciting 2023 events!

Harlan Coben and Breda Brown photo by Ger Holland Photography

HARLAN COBEN (March 2023)

Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-six languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with eighty million books in print worldwide. His Myron Bolitar series has earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and several of his books have been developed into Netflix original series, including The Stranger, The Innocent, Gone for Good, The Woods, Stay Close, and Hold Tight, awell as the upcoming Amazon Prime series adaptation of Shelter.

I Will Find You is OUT NOW.



Sinéad Crowley is Arts and Media Correspondent for RTÉ News and is a lecturer in journalism at Dublin City University. She has published four crime novels, standalone The Belladonna Maze (2022) plus One Bad Turn (2017), Can Anybody Help Me? (2014), and Are You Watching Me? (2015)  in the novel series DS Claire Boyle.


Liz Nugent




LIZ NUGENT (March 2023)

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in film, theatre and television. Her four novels – Unravelling OliverLying in WaitSkin Deep and Our Little Cruelties have each been Number One bestsellers and she has won four Irish Book Awards, as well as the James Joyce Medal for Literature. She lives in Dublin.    Strange Sally Diamond is OUT NOW



Karin Slaughter in black & white
Karin Slaughter – Credit Ger Holland Photography

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 20 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant Sunday Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, Pieces of Her, and The Good Daughter. Pieces of Her is now a #1 Netflix original series starring Toni Collette, and the Will Trent adaptation recently aired in the US.





Edel Coffey is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. She began work as an arts journalist and editor with the Sunday Tribune. She has since worked as a presenter and reporter with RTE radio, and as editor of the Irish Independent Weekend Magazine, and Books Editor of the Irish Independent. She lives in Galway with her husband and children. Breaking Point is her first novel.



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