The Book Show

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    Saturday 11th October

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features.

    Saturday 4th October

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Sunday 15th June

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 10th May

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 3rd May

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 26th April

    The Book Show

    'On this week's show we look at the popularity of bookclubs, speak to Karen Joy Fowler author of the Jane Austen Book Club and look at memoir and writing from memory with Damian Ba

    Saturday 19th April

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 12th April

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 5th April

    The Book Show

    On this week's show The Book Show joins up with RTE 1's Other Voices in Dingle and Derry to bring you discussion about books and song-writing with musicians.

    Saturday 22nd March

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson. We look at London through fiction.

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features

    Saturday 15th March

    The Book Show

    The Book Show discuss book to film adaptations, look at the novel Gone With The Wind and talk to Biyi Bandele on his career as a novelist and playwright.

    Saturday 8th March

    The Book Show

    To celebrate International Women's Day, we're joined by Costa and IMPAC nominated writer Evie Wyld; Women and the Irish novel and Samantha Ellis talks us through the importance of

    Saturday 1st March

    Sports Books

    This week's show is all about sport, and Michael Moynihan talks sporting biographies and his book, GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA.

    The Book Show

    This week's show is all about sport, and Michael Moynihan talks sporting biographies and his book, GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA.

    Saturday 22nd February

    The Book Show

    Gay and Lesbian Sexuality in Literature

    Saturday 15th February

    The Book Show

    We talk short stories in the USA, the UK and Ireland.

    Saturday 8th February

    The Book Show

    We visit JP Donleavy at his home where he discusses his love of boxing, friendship with Brendan Behan and his long career as a writer. We also talk to the authors of a new book which claims that reading literary over commercial fiction can actually make you smarter and improve our sense of empathy.

    Saturday 1st February

    The Book Show

    Featuring Hanif Kureishi, Irish book and pamphlet covers, European fiction and our footnote this week is on Armistead Maupin.

    Saturday 25th January

    The Book Show

    On this week’s Show Broadcaster and Historian Myles Dungan and writer Lia Mills join Sinead Gleeson in studio to discuss books written about and during the First World War.

    Saturday 18th January

    The Book Show

    Dominican writer Junot Diaz talks about the themes and difficult characters in his work; Donal Ryan and Eimear McBride discuss their writing, being rejected by publishers and being an Irish author; while Zoe Comyns reports on the monthly Ballymun Book Exchange.

    Saturday 11th January

    The Book Show

    We talk to Kate Atkinson about her novel Life after Life, The Book Show caught up with Greek-American author Jeffery Eugenides and Carlo Gebler discusses the merits of re-reading.

    Saturday 4th January

    The Book Show

    We discuss YA fiction with writer Sheena Wilkinson and David Maybury, Children’s Books Editor at Penguin Ireland and ask Cabinteely Youth Theatre about what they’ve been reading. Zoë Comyns also talks to two stalwarts of the genre: Patrick Ness and Robert Dunbar.

    Saturday 21st December

    The Book Show

    Ghost Stories at Christmas with John Boyne and Kate Mosse, Zoë Comyns visits St Michan’s Crypt and Liam Geraghty talks to writer Anna Carey about Daphne Du Maurier’s work.

    Saturday 14th December

    The Book Show

    Presented by Sinead Gleeson. The Book Show celebrates books and the world of writing with readings, discussion, author interviews and special features.

    Saturday 7th December

    The Book Show

    A feature with Paul Auster and a walk in the woods with Arlene Hunt author of 'The Outsider'.

    Saturday 30th November

    Saturday 30th November 2013

    In tonight’s show we look at his landmark piece, and discuss the essay as a form with playwright, novelist and Man Booker nominee Deborah Levy, and writer Mark O’Connell

    Saturday 23rd November

    Saturday 23 November 2013

    This week Sinead Gleeson talks to Margaret Atwood. Also Eoin Colfer on the e-short he has written for Dr Who, to mark the anniversary of its first broadcast 50 years ago today.

    Saturday 2nd November

    The Book Show

    The Book Show celebrates the writings of Maeve Brennan, talks to National Book Award Finalist George Saunders and looks at how contemporary Irish writing reflects Ireland today.

    Maeve Brennan

    This month is the 20th anniversary of the death of Irish writer Maeve Brennan. Brennan left Ireland at 17, and was to spend most of her life in New York as a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine.

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