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Veronica Dyas

Dublin born and bred

Where in Dublin do you live?
Dublin 7
Where are you from?
Dublin 8

What are you reading right now?

The Gone Book by Helena Close.

Tell us a bit about it:

Just delivered yesterday from Limerick, the author's first book, really looking forward to it.

What is your favourite book of all time?

Hitching for Hope by Ruairí McKiernan.

Tell us a bit about it:

The book reflects on Rurairí's experiences literally hitching for hope around Ireland during the last recession, looking for hope, for himself and for Ireland. Also just delivered yesterday but feels like it's the perfect book to be reading right now.

What book do you remember most from your childhood?

Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit.

Tell us a bit about it:

Magical storytelling, about friendship in unexpected places.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

Tell us a bit about it:

Amazing resource to build and maintain resilience in creativity.

What is your favourite book by an international writer?

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.

Tell us a bit about it:

Another magical book that blew my mind.

Which book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe.

Tell us a bit about it:

Depicts an Ireland that we're still recovering from generationally.

Was there a book that really changed your mind about something?

People Like Me by Senator Lynn Ruane.


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