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Robert Harris in Conversation with Micheál Ó Siochrú
September 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Whet your appetite for Dublin Festival of History with a special event with bestselling author Robert Harris.
Robert will discuss his new novel Act of Oblivion with Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú, Trinity College Dublin. From the master storyteller, the story of the biggest manhunt of the 17th century. They killed the King. Now they must run forever.
1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run and wanted for the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason. In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He’ll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. A reward hangs over their heads – for their capture, dead or alive. Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other.
Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy – Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator – Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.