To coincide with the broadcast of 'Writer in Profile: James Plunket' an article featured in the RTÉ Guide on the 16 January 1970 profiling the author.

The article covers his upbringing, his early association with trade unionism, his career in radio and television, and his early interest in literature and writing.

Published in 1969, Plunkett's first novel 'Strumpet City'

recreates with astonishing authenticity the atmosphere of Dublin during the seven years immediately preceding the outbreak of World War 1. Many of the leading critics have hailed it as a masterpiece, and it became an immediate bestseller.

'Strumpet City' is the chosen book for 'Dublin: One City, One Book' for the month of April 2013.

'Writer in Profile: James Plunkett' was broadcast on RTÉ Television on 21 January 1970.

RTÉ produced a 7 part drama of 'Strumpet City' which was broadcast in 1980.