City of Books
Martina Devlin talks books with people who believe stories matter. And that you can never have too many books.
info_outline #21 Louise O'Neill on Why She's a Warrior not a Princess 02/11/2021
#21 Louise O'Neill on Why She's a Warrior not a Princess “The number 63 has come up for me time and time again in very strange ways,” says writer Louise O’Neill. “I have put it in each of my books."
info_outline #20 Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Poetic Licence Earned 01/28/2021
#20 Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Poetic Licence Earned Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin talks about a time when books were banned in Ireland.
info_outline #10 Colum McCann on Motorbikes and the Middle East 06/04/2020
#10 Colum McCann on Motorbikes and the Middle East 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.
info_outline #8 Joanna Trollope on Fiction, Family and Feminism 05/08/2020
#8 Joanna Trollope on Fiction, Family and Feminism Three Fs have been a consistent part of international bestseller Joanna Trollope's life:
info_outline #7 The Child's Eye from Marita Conlon-McKenna 04/23/2020
#7 The Child's Eye from Marita Conlon-McKenna 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.
info_outline #6 South Dublin Noir Meets White Knuckle Crime 04/16/2020
#6 South Dublin Noir Meets White Knuckle Crime 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.
info_outline #5 Why Prison Teaching Is My University - Carlo Gébler 04/08/2020
#5 Why Prison Teaching Is My University - Carlo Gébler 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”.
info_outline #4 Sinéad Gleeson's Reading Choices 04/03/2020
#4 Sinéad Gleeson's Reading Choices 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.
info_outline #2: Life Lessons with Marian Keyes 02/14/2020
#2: Life Lessons with Marian Keyes 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.
info_outline #1 Robert Ballagh on Beckett, Paisley and Prince Philip 01/21/2020
#1 Robert Ballagh on Beckett, Paisley and Prince Philip In this episode, artist Robert Ballagh discusses his autobiography A Reluctant Memoir, published by Head of Zeus