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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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    Rob Doyle, author

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

     

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    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

    You can follow his progress at www.rickoshea.ie

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