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Sinéad Gleeson and Sarah Davis-Goff

4/13/2019
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April’s Irish Times Books Podcast features interviews with Sinéad Gleeson about her acclaimed collection of personal essays, Constellations, and Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Tramp Press, about her own first novel, Last Ones Left Alive, a dystopian novel set in the west of Ireland in the near future.

Duration:00:45:11

Kevin Breathnach - Tunnel Vision

3/16/2019
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Martin Doyle talks to young author Kevin Breathnach about his acclaimed debut collection of essays, Tunnel Vision, which mixes art history with remarkably candid accounts of his own life. Plus: In the five decades since their inception, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards have helped to launch the careers of many of Ireland’s best known authors, including Sebastian Barry, Joe O’Connor, Colum McCann and Mike McCormack. Ciaran Carty, curator of the awards, on that prestigious history. The...

Duration:00:30:48

Lisa Harding - Harvesting

11/30/2018
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Laura Slattery talks to Lisa Harding, author of Harvesting.

Duration:00:36:13

Helen Cullen - The Lost Letters of William Woolf

11/5/2018
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Books Editor Martin Doyle talks to Helen Cullen about her novel The Lost Letters of William Woolf. Recorded at the Waterford Writers Festival.

Duration:00:40:07

Paul Lynch

7/2/2018
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Grace, the third novel by Irish author Paul Lynch, was the winner of this year’s Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. In this month’s Irish Times Book Club podcast, recorded at the Irish Writers Centre in Parnell Square in Dublin, Lynch tells us how he came to write the story of a young girl as she crosses the famine-stricken Ireland of the 1840s. Lynch, who is also the author of Red Sky in Morning and The Black Snow, talks about how he researched the darkest consequences of famine, the...

Duration:00:45:31

Kit de Waal - The Trick to Time

5/31/2018
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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal is May’s Irish Times Book Club choice. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction even before it was published in late March, it is a tragic Birmingham Irish love story set against the backdrop of the IRA bombings that devastated the city in 1974. Kit spoke to Martin Doyle at the International Literature Festival Dublin last week.

Duration:00:58:51

Sinéad Gleeson - The Long Gaze Back

4/27/2018
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This month's guest is Sinéad Gleeson, one of Ireland's leading arts journalists. She is a former presenter of the book show on RTE radio and the editor of three anthologies of Irish short stories. Next year Picador will publish a collection of Sinéad's own essays, provisionally titled 'Constellations'. She talked to Martin Doyle at the Irish Writers Centre to discuss The Long Gaze Back, an anthology of Irish Women Writers which Sinead edited. The Long Gaze Back is April's Irish Times Book...

Duration:00:50:03

June Caldwell - Room Little Darker

4/4/2018
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This episode features a conversation between Irish Times Books Editor Martin Doyle and June Caldwell, author of Room Little Darker, at the Mountains to Sea festival in Dun Laoghaire last month. As ever, the podcast recording was preceded by a series of articles about Room Little Darker on irishtimes.com, written by fellow authors and critics including Maighread Medbh, Alan McMonagle, Joanna Walsh, Michael Harding, Justine-Delaney Wilson, Elske Rahill and Frankie Gaffney. And those interested...

Duration:00:42:40

Sally Rooney - Conversations With Friends

11/30/2017
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Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney’s critically acclaimed first novel, has picked up deserved word-of-mouth momentum since it was published earlier this year. In this month’s Irish Times Book Club podcast, recorded live at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin, Rooney explains how it came into being. For those who have yet to succumb to the pleasure of this talented young author’s debut, Conversations With Friends tells the lucid, painful, addictive, story of 21-year-old Frances, a Dublin...

Duration:00:46:46

Adrian McKinty - Rain Dogs

11/1/2017
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Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty is October’s Irish Times Book Club pick. The Edgar Award-winning thriller is the fifth in the Carrickfergus-born author’s Sean Duffy series about a Catholic RUC man set in Troubles-era Northern Ireland. McKinty spoke with Irish Times Books Editor Martin Doyle in Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Saturday, October 28th as part of the inaugural NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival.

Duration:00:35:27

Neil Hegarty - Inch Levels

9/29/2017
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Why do so many readers tell writer Neil Hegarty that he captured their own family dynamic in his debut novel Inch Levels? Perhaps the burial of past traumas was so common an enterprise in Ireland among a certain generation, it meant many of the next generation grew up absorbing the bleak effects of this silence – the theme of Hegarty’s book. In this month’s Irish Times Book Club podcast, recorded live at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin, he tells us about the genesis of Inch Levels, a...

Duration:00:37:15

Shane Connaughton - Married Quarters

8/31/2017
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This month's novel is Married Quarters by Shane Connaughton. Books Editor Martin Doyle interviewed him at the West Cork Literary Festival.

Duration:01:06:25

Jennifer Johnston

6/30/2017
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Welcome to the Irish Times Book Club podcast for June 2017. If this is your first time listening, you might be wondering how this works. Each month we run a series of articles on irishtimes.com on a chosen author. And at the end of each month we hold a public interview with that author at The Irish Writer's Centre on Parnell Square here in Dublin. It's free to attend. This month our chosen author is Jennifer Johnston. Jennifer's first novel The Captains and the Kings was published in 1972...

Duration:00:44:22

Booker Special - David Grossman and Jessica Cohen

6/16/2017
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This week the Man Booker International Prize, awarded for fiction translated in English, was won by David Grossman and his translator Jessica Cohen for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar. They both spoke to Irish Times Literary Correspondent Eileen Battersby.

Duration:00:23:05

EM Reapy - Red Dirt

5/31/2017
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Laura Slattery interviews EM Reapy about her novel Red Dirt at The Irish Writer's Centre. www.irishwriterscentre.ie www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-book-club

Duration:00:27:07

Conor O'Callaghan - Nothing on Earth

4/28/2017
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Eileen Battersby interviews Conor O'Callaghan about his novel Nothing on Earth at The Irish Writer's Centre. https://irishwriterscentre.ie http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-book-club

Duration:00:54:28

International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

4/11/2017
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Irish Times literary correspondent Eileen Battersby joins Martin Doyle for a discussion about the shortlist of nominees for the International Dublin Literary Award, of which Anne Enright is the only Irish writer.

Duration:00:28:37

Michael Collins

3/31/2017
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Michael Collins, the Man Booker and International Dublin Literary Award shortlisted author, who last year ran a marathon a day for a month to raise awareness of Canada’s Irish Famine victims, talks to Irish Times Books Editor Martin Doyle about his career spanning Ireland and Rust Belt America. This conversation took place at the Ennis Book Club Festival in Co. Clare and is brought to you in association with the Irish Writers Centre.

Duration:01:01:30

A look at the Man Booker International Prize longlist with Eileen Battersby

3/15/2017
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Eileen Battersby talks to Martin Doyle about the works included on the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for fiction in English translation, and some of the notable omissions.

Duration:00:19:48

Mia Gallagher - Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland

2/27/2017
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Visitors are reminded that they are about to enter the Wunderkammer, a floating chamber where normal spacetime conventions no longer apply… Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland has been described by Claire Kilroy as a book about how we process trauma and by Rosemary Jenkinson as less of an airport novel, more of a “rocket launch pad novel”. In a podcast recorded at the Irish Writers Centre in February, The Irish Times talks to its author, Mia Gallagher, about how and why she wrote this...

Duration:00:38:48