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Bookish – September 2017

Bookish – September 2017 On this month’s episode we discuss the future of the novel and how Irish publishers joining up with UK publishers to maximise sales in our News section, we talk about ‘Seven Folds Make a Paper Swan’ by Ruth Gilligan as our Bookclub Pick, and we meet novelist Hazel Gaynor in our Trilogy […] La entrada Bookish – September 2017 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – August 2017

Bookish is a books podcast from Dublin, Ireland brought to you by Bob Johnston of The Gutter Bookshop and Margaret Madden of the Bleach House Library book blog via the HeadStuff Podcast Network. This month we’re discussing the latest ‘Book News’, choosing a new ‘Bookclub Pick’ for discussion, and meeting Tara Sparling, a writer and […] La entrada Bookish – August 2017 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 10

This feels like a milestone – we’ve reached double figures! Let us celebrate by removing our helmet and raising a bat to the pavilion in silent salute. This month: – Another week, another Irish winner of a major award. Congratulations to Suzanne O’Sullivan on taking home the Wellcome Book Prize – Hennessy New Irish Writing […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 10 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 9

Better late than never? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that. On the April edition of Bookish with Bob Johnston of the Gutter Bookshop and Shane Breslin of Blackbird Books. – Awards season! Again! We take a look at the recently announced shortlists for the Dublin International Literary Award (a.k.a. The IMPAC Prize) […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 9 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 8

This is Episode 8 of Bookish, the Irish podcast about books and reading, with Bob Johnston from the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar and Dalkey and Shane Breslin of Blackbird Books in Navan. On the show this month: – Post-hibernation bears – Free books for children, from World Book Day to Bookbag to the Open […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 8 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 7

In Episode 7 of Bookish, Shane and Bob belatedly usher in the New Year with a first podcast of 2016. On the show, Philip Pullman and his decision to step down as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival over its payment policy; gender labelling; Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin in the book club; […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 7 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Episode 6 – Sports books of the year 2015

Regular listeners to Bookish will know that Shane always gets away with shoehorning a sports book reference or two into the most unsuitable of conversations. Having quickly become accustomed to Bob’s glazed-over expression, he’s in his element this month as he sits down with Eoin McDevitt (Second Captains) and David Sheehan (LMFM Sport) to talk […] La entrada Episode 6 – Sports books of the year 2015 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 4

On the show this month, Shane and Bob recap on all things awards, most notably the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. In our regular book club slot we discuss Kevin Barry’s Goldsmith Prize-winning Beatlebone, our Second Look is Jonathan Coe’s What A Carve-Up while in Trilogy, our guest slot, we talk to Vanessa Fox […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 4 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 3

In another packed pod, we reflect on the biggest literary award of the year, the Man Booker Prize, which went to Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings; literary innovation in the form of short story vending machines; and a nearly middle aged white man complaining about middle aged white men complaining. Our […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 3 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 2

Welcome to episode 2 of Bookish, and our special guest this month is Lisa Coen of Tramp Press, who picks works by JM Synge, Shirley Jackson and Stephen King for the “Trilogy” slot. In books news, we talk about ebooks and independent bookshops in light of a recent report from the New York Times which […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 2 se publicó primero en Headstuff.


Bookish – Episode 1

Welcome to episode 1 of Bookish – a new monthly podcast about books.Your hosts are Bob Johnston of @gutterbookshop and Shane Breslin of @Blackbirdbks. Each episode they’ll look at the latest news from the book world, lending their expertise and knowledge to the stories that matter.There’s a book club which will be discussed on the […] La entrada Bookish – Episode 1 se publicó primero en Headstuff.