Richmond Barracks

Online Book Club: 'The Art of Losing' by Alice Zeniter

This June, our book clubs will read and discuss the winner of the DUBLIN Literary Award 2022, 'The Art of Losing' by Alice Zeniter.

About this month's book

'The Art of Losing' is a powerful and moving family story about history, immigration and identity, spanning three generations and some seventy years across the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

The book was translated from French into English by Irish translator Frank Wynne.

If you’re attending one of these special book club sessions, you can avail of a free copy of the book, courtesy of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. Please note that places are limited.

You can either collect a copy of the book from Inchicore Library free of charge, or have it posted to you for €6.20, which covers the cost of postage.

About the book clubs

The book clubs are held on the last Tuesday and Thursday of every month, one taking place online and the other in-person at Richmond Barracks. We start each session with an inclusive discussion about the current title and then have a broader discussion about what we’re reading and swap recommendations. 

The event will take place online using Zoom. The Zoom link for this online event will be sent to you in a reminder email, 24 hours prior to the event.

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