Writer, Art Critic, Broadcaster
Cristín Leach weaves words and art with an unravelling of self that comes when a marriage breaks. A new kind of memoir from one of Ireland’s leading art critics, Negative Space examines the importance of art and words to help anchor you in a world turned upside down. An Irish Times best seller, a Claire Byrne Show (RTÉ Radio 1) and The Last Word (Today FM) Best Non-Fiction book of 2022.
From Ten till Dusk delves into the archives to take the reader on a journey through the Royal Hibernian Academy’s remarkable 200 year history through the prism of twelve diverse perspectives. Through historical fiction, diary entries, critico-fiction, letters and poetry, Leach tells a dramatic and tumultuous story about an institution which has been central to Irish national life since 1823.
To the Line is a mobile cube poem made in response to the paintings in the Big Crush series by Cork artist Deirdre Frost, exhibited at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August 2023.
|The Water’s Way Doreen Cunningham and Alice Kinsella in conversation with Cristín Leach||11 Nov 2023||Saturday||Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 H283, Ireland||Closed|
|From Ten Till Dusk: In Conversation at Dublin Book Festival||09 Nov 2023||Thursday||15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland||Closed|
|From Ten Till Dusk Book Launch||25 Oct 2023||Wednesday||15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland|
|Negative Space: Guest Artist Talk - Lodestar Summer School||15 Aug 2023||Tuesday||Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, Belgium|
|In conversation: with Deirdre Frost at Kilkenny Arts Festival||12 Aug 2023||Saturday||Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Abbey, County Westmeath, Ireland||Closed|
|Coffee & Chat: with Brian Dillon about his book of essays, Affinities, at West Cork Literary Festival||13 Jul 2023||Thursday||Bantry House, Kinathfineen, County Cork, Ireland||Closed|
|In conversation: with John Banville about his novel, The Singularities, at West Cork Literary Festival||12 Jul 2023||Wednesday||The Maritime Hotel, The Quay, Kinathfineen, Bantry, Cork, Ireland||Closed|
|Negative Space: Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts||25 Jun 2023||Sunday||Courthouse, Headfort Rd, Maudlin, Kells, County Meath, Ireland||Closed|
|Negative Space: MoLi First Fridays||06 Jan 2023||Friday||MoLi Museum of Literature Ireland||Closed|
|Negative Space: Dingle Literary Festival||20 Nov 2022||Sunday||An Diseart, Chapel, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland||Closed|
|Negative Space: Greywood Arts Bookclub||18 Oct 2022||Tuesday||Greywood Arts, Main Street, Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland|
|Negative Space: ISLA Literary Festival||14 Oct 2022||Friday||Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin|
|Negative Space: West Cork Literary Festival||10 Jul 2022||Sunday||The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland|
|Negative Space: Belfast Book Festival||12 Jun 2022||Sunday||The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd, Belfast|
|Negative Space Dublin launch||26 May 2022||Thursday||The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Ln, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 DK27|
|Negative Space Cork launch||19 May 2022||Thursday||Dubray Books, 83-85 Patrick's Street, Cork, Ireland|