Thursday 17th March

"16", a limited-edition anthology of art and poetry inspired by 1916

A special programme with Professor Declan Kiberd, Maureen Kennelly of Poetry Ireland and publisher Kieran Owens to discuss ‘16’, a limited edition fine art book featuring art and poetry of ...

Wednesday 16th March

"Doing The Past" by Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan reads her poem ‘Doing The Past’ which features in the new special-edition book “16”, an anthology of poetry and art from the past and the present inspired by ...

Tuesday 15th March

Review: “Messages From A Lost World: Europe On The Brink” by Stefan Zweig

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Messages From A Lost World: Europe On The Brink” by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, essays/lectures which the author wrote around the time of World War II in support ...

Monday 14th March

"Exposure" by Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore talks about her latest novel “Exposure”, a story of an English family torn apart during the Cold War of the 1960’s when the father is arrested as a ...

Thursday 10th March

"Aeneid Book VI", by Seamus Heaney

Matthew Hollis, Seamus Heaney’s editor at Faber; before his death Seamus Heaney had completed a translation of Book VI of Virgil's "Aeneid (Aeneas travels to the underworld to meet the ...

Wednesday 9th March

"Prosperity Drive" by Mary Morrissy

Mary Morrissy talks about her latest collection of short stories “Prosperity Drive”, about the residents of one street in a middle-class Dublin suburb (published by Jonathan Cape)

Frank O'Connor letters donated to University College Cork

Professor Oliver O’Donovan, the son of writer Frank O’Connor, explains why the family are donating to University College Cork an archive of letters between his father and mother in the years 1945-1965

Tuesday 8th March

“In The Lion's Den: Daniel MacDonald, Ireland and Empire” by Niamh O'Sullivan

Niamh O’Sullivan, author of “In The Lions Den: Daniel MacDonald, Ireland and Empire”, a study and re-appraisal of MacDonald as a painter of national importance who depicted images of the ...

Monday 7th March

Review: "Mislaid" by Nell Zink

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Mislaid” by Nell Zink (the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut “The Wallcreeper”); it’s the story of a woman who wants to be a writer, who questions her ...

"The Years That Followed" by Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne talks about her latest novel “The Years That Followed”, which follows the journeys of two women as they navigate life, motherhood, love, death, loss and rebirth. Their stories ...



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