In an interview for 'Writer in Profile' from 1970 James Plunkett talks to Niall Sheridan about what he sees as the function of literature and says that he cannot explain the success of 'Strumpet City'.

The novel 'Strumpet City' published in 1969 is set in Dublin between 1907 and 1914 and follows a range of characters and how major historical events effect their lives. 'Strumpet City' is the chosen book for the Dublin : One City One Book initiative 2013.

View the complete programme 'Writer in Profile: James Plunkett' on RTÉ Player Classics.

'Strumpet City' can be heard as the RTÉ Radio 1 Book on One this month. If you missed the 'Strumpet City' readings on television's 'The Works' watch it here.

RTÉ produced a 7 part drama of 'Strumpet City' which was broadcast in 1980. The book and the DVD of the series are available from the RTÉ Shop.

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