The Irish Embassy Book Club has been up and running since 2017.
Our meetings are friendly and informal with great discussions on books from all genres, selected by our members. The club selects books from contemporary Irish authors as well as enjoying some classics of Irish literature. Irish first novelists besides the classic favourites. We are proud that the club hosted lots of up and coming Irish novelists in Budapest including Sally Rooney, Caroline O’ Donoghue, Jan Carson, Lisa McInerny, Rónán Hession and Cecelia Ahern. These discussions helped bring the books to life and to get a better insight into the authors process of writing.
The Book Club meet ups are on the last Tuesdays of every month in the Embassy of Ireland which is beside Szabadság tér. Since the pandemic restrictions we have held our monthly meetings online via Zoom.
New members are always welcome!!
We look forward to seeing you!
Some of the books we have enjoyed reading recently, include:
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
In the Woods by Tana French
The Master by Colm Tóibín
Turkish Whorehouse by Philip O’Ceallaigh
Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Star of the Sea By Joseph O’Connor
Leonard & Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Dubliners by James Joyce
Actress by Anne Enright