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 www.hitone.ie


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

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.

Footnote

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 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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