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    Biography of Ulysses

    Jonathan Creasy reviews “The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses”, a ‘biography’ of Ulysses by the Harvard academic Kevin Birmingham (published by Penguin)


    Lynda la Plante

    screenwriter and author Lynda la Plante talks about her latest novel “Twisted” (published by Simon & Schuster)

    Bloomsday, part 2

    Owen Roe reads from ‘The Ondt & The Gracehoper’, James Joyce’s take on the Aesop fable ‘The Ant & The Grasshopper’ and part of Finnegan's Wake, illustrated by the artist Thomas McAnally (published by Lilliput Press)

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)


    Emma Healey, author

    Emma Healey talks about the inspiration for Maud, the 90-year old with dementia who is the heroine of her debut novel "Elizabeth Is Missing" (published by Viking)


    International IMPAC Literary Award

    an interview with the winner of the International IMPAC Literary Award 2014 - Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of “The Sound Of Things Falling” and the translator Anne McLean (published by Bloomsbury)


    Rob Doyle, author

    Rob Doyle talks about his debut novel "Here Are The Young Men" (published by Lilliput Press)



    Rick O'Shea

    RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea talks about how he's getting on with the challenge of reading 100 novels this year

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