Emer Martin


Saturday, Oct 13th

11am to 11.45am

Los Gatos Friends of the Library

The Cruelty Men – Book Reading and Signing

Emer Martin’s seventh and latest book, The Cruelty Men, was published in June 2018 by Lilliput Press. It is a sweeping multi-generational view of an Irish-speaking family who moved from Kerry to the Meath Gaeltacht and the disasters that befall their children in Irish institutions.

Emer is a Dubliner who has lived in Paris, London, the Middle East, and various parts of the U.S. Her first novel, Breakfast in Babylon, won Book of the Year 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writers’ Week. Her second and third novels, More Bread Or I’ll Appear, and Baby Zero, were published internationally between 2004 and 2017. Emer is also the author of several children’s books.

“This is savagely compelling … There’s an incandescent rage at the heart of The Cruelty Men that burns so brightly, it will sear itself into the consciousness of all who read this powerful and moving novel.’ – The Sunday Business Post

Sunday, October 14th
LitQuake Festival, San Francisco