Debut Voices: Helen Cullen

The Lost Letters of William Woolf



Tue, Jun 4, 2019



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Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is a letter detective who spends his days solving mysteries: missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, forgotten street names. But when William discovers letters addressed simply to “My Great Love,” his work takes on new meaning as he must solve his most important mystery yet. Might he be the intended recipient? Could he be her great love?

Irish writer Helen Cullen reads from her debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf, a rumination on the lost art and power of letter-writing, and the colliding realities of magic and pragmatism in love.

Conversation with the author, moderated by the novelist and journalist Dan Sheehan, and reception to follow.

“Enchanting”The Irish Times




Support for this program is also provided by the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation and Irish Institute.

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