Friday, 27 January 2017, 7:30pm
When Catherine O’Flynn and James Hannah shared an office at the turn of the millennium, the idea of even finishing a novel (or in Catherine’s case, starting a novel) seemed another millennium away. Six years later (or in James’s case sixteen years later) they had debut novels under their belts, award recognition and everything an aspiring writer could dream of. So what happened there? Catherine and James share their experiences of publishing their debut novels, and discuss whether you can ever plan for it, or whether it’s just all a happy accident.