The literary world is in mourning after the passing of author JP Donleavy, author of The Ginger Man, who passed away on Monday in Mullingar, Co Westmeath aged 91.

Listen: JP Donleavy remembered, by his friend and publisher Antony Farrell: 

A renowned raconteur and storyteller, Donleavy made many memorable appearances on RTÉ over the years - in 2014, the RTÉ Book Show went to visit him at Levington - his house just outside Mullingar - where he discussed his love of boxing, friendship with Brendan Behan and his long career as a writer with Sinead Gleeson. Listen to the RTÉ Book Show interview below: