The Book Show Saturday 18 January 2014

The Book Show

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

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

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

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…

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 is back for its fifth season. For the past few years we’ve interviewed hundreds of writers for the show. Now the writers get to ask the questions. In the first half of the season John Boyne, Eimear McBride, Eoin Colfer and Liz Nugent guest-present programmes. We’ll also hear from producers Regan Hutchins on Tristram Shandy and Zoë Comyns on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

This week on Sunday 25th March, John Boyne sits in the chair.

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