The Book Show

    The Book Show Saturday 18 January 2014

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    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

    Junot Diaz

    Dominican writer Junot Diaz is the author of The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, which won him a Pulitzer Prize, and of the short story collection This Is How You Lose Her. We met up with Junot at the busy Housing Works bookshop in Manhattan to talk about the themes and difficult characters in his work.

    Irish Writers

    2013 was a great year for Irish literature and two of the biggest success stories - Donal Ryan and Eimear McBride – join us to discuss their writing, being rejected by publishers and being an Irish author. 

    Ballymun Book Exchange

    For anyone fed up with the books currently on their shelves, the monthly Ballymun Book Exchange offers readers a chance to swap their old books for some new titles. Zoe Comyns reports.

    Footnote - Regan Hutchins

    Footnote – Regan Hutchins

    This week Regan finds out how having a manservant can really improve your productivity. Well it did for Trolloppe…

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    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.

    The Book Show, presented by Sinead Gleeson, is where we get to know a bit more about the books you love and talk about what you could be reading over the next few months.

    Writers and publishers will talk stories, books and the world of writing and we’ll have readings, reports and regular items. The Book Show will bring you the best in international and Irish authors, with weekly discussions, interviews, features and literary trivia.


    If there’s anything you’d like to hear covered on the show or have any comments to make, why not get in touch bookshow@rte.ie and you’ll find us on twitter @bookshowrte and on Facebook.

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