Friday 24th June

Live from the Hay Festival Kells

Live from the Hay Festival Kells, with guests including award-winning authors Hanif Kureishi and Lisa McInerney, poet Peter Fallon and musicians Mary Black and brother and sister Saramai and Oisín ...

Monday 20th June

Review: “Treacherous Strand” by Andrea Carter

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Treacherous Strand” by Andrea Carter, a murder mystery about a solicitor/amateur detective Ben O’Keeffe investigating the death of a French yoga teacher whose body washes up on ...

Essay: musician John S Beckett

Essay by Charles Gannon about the subject of his biography “John S Beckett: The Man and the Music” (published by Lilliput Press)

“The Museum of You” by Carys Bray

Carys Bray talks about her latest novel “The Museum of You”, the story of a 12-year old girl coming to terms with the death of her mother and going through ...

Friday 17th June

“Fasting and Feasting: Radio Reflections on Christmas and Easter” by Aidan Mathews

Aidan Mathews, author of “Fasting and Feasting: Radio Reflections on Christmas and Easter”, a collection of essays contemplating the two most important feast days in the Christian calendar, broadcast on ...

Thursday 16th June

Inspiration for the characters in Ulysses, by Vivian Igoe

Vivian Igoe reflects on the intriguing characters that populate “Ulysses”; her book is “The Real People of Joyce’s Ulysses – A Biographical Guide” (published by UCD Press)

Review: "The Blade Artist" by Irvine Welsh

Declan Burke reviews “The Blade Artist” by Irvine Welsh, which follows the story of a sculptor Francis who is in fact the notorious hardman Begbie from the earlier novel Trainspotting ...

Wednesday 15th June

Michael Chabon, James Joyce and Bloomsday Festival 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, a guest at this year's Bloomsday Festival, explains how the works of James Joyce – like Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake – have influenced his writing ...

Friday 10th June

"Nomad" by James Swallow

James Swallow talks about his latest novel “Nomad”, a thriller about an M16 agent who teams up with a former US army operative to foil terrorists and clear his name ...

Thursday 9th June

Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award - Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma, winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel “Family Life” Official website: 



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