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#2: Life Lessons with Marian Keyes

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Release Date: 02/14/2020

#12 Richard Ford on Flouncing and Failure show art #12 Richard Ford on Flouncing and Failure

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Richard Ford is listing his failures. He wanted to be a lawyer in the US Marines. Didn’t work out. He wanted to be “a lawyer, period”. Didn’t work out.

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#11 Liz Nugent's Dark Materials show art #11 Liz Nugent's Dark Materials

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Doyenne of domestic noir Liz Nugent’s work has an army of fans including Graham Norton, who describes her latest hit Our Little Cruelties as part rollercoaster, part maze.

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#10 Colum McCann on Motorbikes, Motivation and Middle East show art #10 Colum McCann on Motorbikes, Motivation and Middle East

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Writer Colum McCann talks about his hope that his book, Apeirogon, may contribute to peace. It fictionalises the true story of two fathers, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who each lose a child in the conflict.

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#9 The Maamtrasna Murders show art #9 The Maamtrasna Murders

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Five murders, three executions, one moving speech from the gallows... The Maamtrasna murders were sparked by a blood feud in 19th century Ireland. The trial caused an international sensation

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#8 Joanna Trollope Opens Up On Fiction, Family and Feminism show art #8 Joanna Trollope Opens Up On Fiction, Family and Feminism

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Three Fs have been a consistent part of international bestseller Joanna Trollope's life:

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#7 The Child's Eye from Marita Conlon-McKenna show art #7 The Child's Eye from Marita Conlon-McKenna

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The magic of storytelling, why famine stories continue to grip us and the powerful use of the child's voice in Tatty - the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice. All this and more from Marita Conlon-McKenna, much-loved author of Under The Hawthorn Tree.

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#6 South Dublin Noir Meets White Knuckle Crime show art #6 South Dublin Noir Meets White Knuckle Crime

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RTÉ Arts and Media Correspondent Sinéad Crowley, also a crime novelist, talks about books, her love of running, her passion for ghost stories and 'Tatty' - the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

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#5 If You’re A Child You Know Where The Power Is show art #5 If You’re A Child You Know Where The Power Is

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Writer Carlo Gébler, son of Edna O'Brien, talks about One City One Book choices in the second of four weekly City of Books podcast extras. On his mother's classic trilogy, The Country Girls, he says it stands the test of time because it “talks about the truth of human experience”.

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#4 Ships At A Distance Have Every Man's Wish On Board show art #4 Ships At A Distance Have Every Man's Wish On Board

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Writer and editor Sinéad Gleeson talks Tatty – and more – in the first of four City of Books podcast extras. Weekly to coincide with Dublin’s One City One Book programme featuring the novel by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

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#3 One City One Book plus Finance Minister's Books at Bedtime show art #3 One City One Book plus Finance Minister's Books at Bedtime

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We snoop along Paschal Donohoe’s bookshelves, in episode three.

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In this episode, the international bestseller talks about everything from why she believes in supporting other women, to why bulimia is possibly the cruellest addiction. Marian also talks about her latest novel Grown Ups.

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A monthly podcast supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with the Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI).

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Presented & Edited by Martina Devlin

Produced by Steve Byrne

Music by Daragh Dukes