Two striking takes on family life, told with humour and affection.
Séamas O’Reilly’s Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a memoir about how the author and his ten siblings – not forgetting their father – survived following the death of their mother when Séamas was five, all set against the backdrop of Northern Ireland in the 1990s. It was called “hilarious, tender, absurd, delightful and charming” by Nina Stibbe. Séamas O’Reilly is a writer for The Observer, The Irish Times, The New Statesman and others.
Lucy Mangan’s Are We Having Fun Yet? is her debut novel following a string of successful non-fiction books. Inspired by E. M. Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady, Are We Having Fun Yet? takes a hilarious (and terrified) look at modern family life, incorporating the madness of parents, friends, bosses and nemeses. It has been called “enormously uplifting, funny and witty and wry” by Marian Keyes. Lucy Mangan is the Guardian’s television critic and the author of four previous books.
Hosted by Marie-Louise Muir
This event is available to watch on demand from its premiere date until Sunday 7 November.
This event can be bundled with our Digital Pass
Following on from our online Festival in 2020, BIAF is offering audiences worldwide the chance to experience a selection of events from this year’s edition from the comfort of their own home with a special discounted Digital Pass on a selection of events.
For £15 we’re offering access to the following events from our Talks & Ideas section (all priced at £5 individually):
- Acts of Commission – Old Rope, Old Lough, Old Love
- Laura Jean McKay & Meg Mason
- Colm Tóibín & Damon Galgut
- Dominique Barbéris & Gaëlle Josse
- Séamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan
- Acts of Commission – The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body
For £20 we’re offering all the six talks above AND Fishamble’s online presentation of On Blueberry Hill!
To purchase your Digital Pass just add the events individually to your cart when booking and the discount is applied! Simple!