One City One Book

Join the city-wide book club

One City One Book | Cathair Amháin Leabhar Amháin

Cork City Libraries’ One City One Book is an initiative to get book loving Corkonians to read and discuss the same book. Individuals, groups, book clubs, workplaces and organisations are encouraged to take part in building a sense of community throughout the city, promoting literacy, supporting the arts and encouraging everyone to engage in reading. It takes the idea of a localised book discussion club and expands it to cover the whole city.

the art of falling

This year’s book is The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin. It was published in January 2021 by John Murray Publishers and has received critical acclaim.

Danielle McLaughlin is the author of the short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets. In 2019, she was a Windham-Campbell Prize recipient, and won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. She lives in County Cork, Ireland, with her husband and three children. The Art of Falling is her first novel.

Launch of One City One Book 2021

danielle mclaughlin

This year’s One City One Book will be launched during Cork World Book Fest  on Sunday 25 April at 16.30.

To attend the event Register Here

Previous One City One Book choices include:

Whatever It Takes by Tadgh Coakley (2020)

Darkest Truth by Catherine Kirwan (2019)

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyuan Li (2018)

The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind by Billy O’Callaghan (2017)

An Only Child by Frank O’Connor (2016)

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