Best-selling writer to read at the Backstage Theatre

Michael Harding will read from 'Staring at Lakes' at Backstage Theatre this Friday, October 11
Playwright, novelist and columnist with the Irish Times Michael Harding will visit the Backstage Theatre on Friday, October 11.

Playwright, novelist and columnist with the Irish Times Michael Harding will visit the Backstage Theatre on Friday, October 11.

Michael will read from his memoir, ‘Staring at Lakes’, which hit the top of the Irish best-sellers list shortly after its release in February.

Speaking to the Leader, Michael says that writing a memoir wasn’t all that different to the novels and plays he has written. “I use my own experiences when I am writing a story” he explains.

Michael explains that he was sick while writing his memoir, suffering from depression and going to a therapist, but he admits that the memoir was “another form of therapy”. “It helped me look back on my life, and see the dark side, and see the funny side.”

Michael is looking forward to the event, and hopes that those in attendance enjoy it. “The audience can expect to hear me reading from the book, and talking off the top of my head about love, dishwashers, what men dream about when they’re 50, and how the economic crisis drove me into ill health. I hope it’s light hearted funny and uplifting as an evening out. And at the end people in the audience get to ask questions that I try to answer as best I can. “I think it will be a fun evening” he concludes.