The Book Show Saturday 1 February 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.

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi ’s new novel The Last Word focuses on the relationship between an ambitious young biographer; Harry Johnson and his subject; Mamoon Azam an elderly Indian novelist. Sinead met with Hanif Kureishi to talk with him about his new book and his previous work.

Irish book and pamphlet covers

Irish book and pamphlet covers

Vintage Values a book gathering together the cover art of Catholic Truth Society of Ireland pamphlets…Zoe Comyns meets with Niall McCormack who wrote the introduction to discuss Irish book and pamphlet covers.

Niall’s website

Vintage Values - Classic Pamphlet Cover Design from 20th Century Ireland is available online at

European Fiction

European Fiction

Dalkey Archive Press have just published their 3rd anthology of European Fiction. Sinead met with some of the writers in the anthology Best European Fiction 2014 to discuss the diversity of European fiction.


Regan Hutchins tells some Tales of the City and how Armistead Maupin’s work was buried in San Francisco.

The Book Show

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

The Book Show returns on Saturday 9th September after a short summer break with more features, interviews and this week, news of an exciting competition!

Presented by Sinead Gleeson, The Book Show 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 and you’ll find us on twitter @bookshowrte and on Facebook.

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