Fiction Editor, Mark Anthony Jarman at the Cork World Book Festival in April, Cork, Ireland.
Cork World Book Fest combines readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultural streetfair: book stalls, music, street entertainment, the spoken word, and more. It is a participative, inclusive event, involving members of e.g. book clubs as well as giving audiences who would not normally attend literary events a chance to experience readings by leading Irish and international writers.
Featured writers in 2011 were Canadians Alistair McLeod and Mark Antony Jarman, Irish writers Claire Keegan and Paul Murray, both of whom had acclaimed novels in 2010 – plus writers from other countries.