Louise Kelly on her debut novel, 'Trespasses' and growing up during the Troubles
The debut novel of Irish author Louise Kennedy, Trespasses, is set in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles, and the tension between the Catholics and Protestants is paramount to this narrative.
It follows 24-year-old Cushla Lavery and her blooming affair with the older Michael Agnew, a problematic match because Michael is married, and also a Protestant while she is a Catholic.
I recently spoke with Louise Kennedy about her own experience growing up during the Troubles and how setting can shape dialogue.
Here’s our conversation.
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy was published by Riverhead Books.
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