Events:

Saturday June 11th, 6pm – 7pm.

As part of the Howth Midsummer Literary Festival 2016 – Michèle Forbes and Catherine Dunne ‘Literary Conversations’, moderator Sinead MacAodha in Howth Castle – Lutyens Library.  http://www.howthliteraryfestival.com/

April 2016:

As part of the Atlantic Book Festival 2016, Canada:

Thursday 28th April 7:00 p.m.
Pádraig Ó Siadhail joins Darragh McKeon, Mary Costello and Michele Forbes for a special celebration of Irish literature in partnership with Fog Lit Festival, The Frye Festival and the Irish Canadian Cultural Society. The writers will read from their work. Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John.

As part of the Moncton Fyre Festival 2016, New Brunswick, Canada:

Saturday 30th April 5 p.m. / 17 hA CELEBRATION OF IRISH LITERATURE (E) Mary Costello Michèle Forbes Darragh McKeon Hosted by Gerry Beirne Centre culturel Aberdeen Cultural Centre

http://www.frye.ca/index.php/en/

March 2016:

Michele is appearing at Librairie Nouvelle Asnières, Paris on Thursday 19th March 2016 at 7.30pm.

Librairie Nouvelle Asnières

57 grande rue Charles de Gaulle, 92600 Asnières, Ile-De-France, Fra

https://www.facebook.com/events/1980514082173905/

Michele will be signing copies of ‘Phalène Fantome’ at Arthur-Nogent-sur-Marne, Paris on 12th March 2016 at 3.00pm http://www.arthur.fr/agenda/2-21-371/evenements/michele-forbes-dedicace  

November 2014:

Michele will be appearing at The Rolling Sun Book Festival in Westport on the 14th November 2014  for more info ‘Between the Lines’ On the Couch with Hilary Fannin, Michèle Forbes and Rachael English  Time: 3.15pm    Venue: Clew Bay Hotel  

August 2014:  

Michele Forbes appearing at THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 with Donal Ryan at The Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre at 8.30pm

May 2014:

LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK 2014:   Saturday 31st May at 2.30pm at St. John’s Theatre & Art Centre Meet Michele Forbes & Alison Jameson.

Friday 23rd May at 1.00pm in Smock Alley Theatre:    From Page to Shelf: Making a Book. Michele Forbes and Sophie Buchan, editor of Weidenfeld & Nicolson trace the journey from manuscript to publication, exploring the importance of the author-editor relationship.  Michele will read from her debut novel GHOST MOTH.

October 2013:

Wednesday October 23rd 7.00 – 9.00pm THE STRAND – WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CHAPTER
Michele Forbes reads from GHOST MOTH with Q & A
Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room, 12th and Broadway

Monday October 21st 7.00pm BOOKCOURT
Michele Forbes reads from GHOST MOTH with Q & A
163 Court St Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday October 19th 2.00pm THE BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL-IMAGINING THE PAST
Michele Forbes is appearing at The Boston Book Festival, Trinity Church Forum.

Tuesday October 15th at 3.00pm DUBLIN CITY OF LITERATURE
Michele Forbes is reading with Declan Hughes & Sinead Moriarty
Irish Architectural Archive 45 Merrion Square E Dublin 2

Thursday October 10th at 7.30pm DLR Library Voices FIRST FICTIONS – A CELEBRATION OF NEW NOVELS
Michele Forbes is appearing at the Assembly Hall, County hall, Dun Laoghaire with Anne-Marie Casey & Rachael English

September 2013:

Sunday September 22nd 11.00am THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL ‘WHO? NEW!’
Michele Forbes at The Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Courtroom
Thanks to Culture Ireland for helping make this visit possible

Thursday September 19th 7.00pm BATTLE OF THE BOOKS/LATE NIGHT LIBRARY
Readings from GHOST MOTH
Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn
Thanks to Culture Ireland for helping make this visit possible

Wednesday September 11th 6.30pm IRISH LAUNCH OF GHOST MOTH Dubrays Bookshop Grafton Street, Dublin

NEWS:

*Michele Forbes at The Brooklyn Book FestivalTHE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE

*Ghost Moth reviewed by The Boston Globe See THE BOSTON GLOBE REVIEW

*Interview with Tom Tivnan ‘Michele Forbes’ lyrical debut rewrites the Northern Irish novel
THE BOOKSELLER

*Weidenfeld & Nicolson win auction for debut novel ‘Ghost Moth’ by Michele Forbes
THE BOOKSELLER

*Michele Forbes talks about her playlist for Ghost Moth LARGEHEARTED BOY

*Ghost Moth selected as Publishers Weekly Best Summer Pick 2013
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
This amazingly assured first novel is set in Northern Ireland from 1949 to 1986, and is about lost love and the limited consolations of family. After receiving rejections from 38 publishers in the U.K. and Ireland, Forbes (an actress) got a tip from Paul Harding of Tinkers fame at the Dublin Writers’ Festival, which led her to send the manuscript to Bellevue.
—Michael Coffey, co-editorial director.