Sunday 29 September
Aesop’s Fables with Carlo Gébler and Gavin Weston
Bangor Castle 2pm
A witty, illustrated version of the world’s greatest collection of fables, allegedly written by a slave in the 5th century BC. A book for our times, this retelling of the Fables makes them relevant and richly enjoyable. This is a new version of a book that was often used to teach moral lessons to children. Gébler’s Aesop is darker, more realistic and compulsively readable.
Carlo Gébler is one of Ireland’s most prolific and respected writers. He was born in Dublin, the elder son of the Irish writers Ernest Gébler and Edna O’Brien. He is a novelist, biographer and playwright. His most recent novel is The Innocent of Falkland Road, inspired by his youth in London. He is also the author of several novels for children, and works of non-fiction including a biography of Ernest Gébler, The Projectionist .
Gavin Weston was born in Belfast, studied Fine Art at Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design and Goldsmiths’ College, London, and University of Ulster. He has lectured at University of Ulster and Belfast Metropolitan College for many years and was a regular contributor to The Sunday Times from 1994 to 2002. He is a former prizewinner of the Claremorris Open and Iontas, a recipient of The Tyrone Guthrie Award and was nominated for The Becks Futures Award in 2002.