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Emma Donoghue

Dr Paul D’Alton speaks with the author of Room, Akin, and Stir Fry.

Colm Toibín

Dr Paul D’Alton talks to the three-time Booker Prize nominee.

Mary Dorcey

Dr Paul D’Alton hears from the poet and fiction writer, about learning to read and her relationship with her mother

Adiba Jaigirdar

Dr Paul D’Alton speaks to Young Adult writer born in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Seán Hewitt

Dr Paul D’Alton speaks to the writer and poet on the eve of the publication of his new memoir.

Sonya Kelly

Dr Paul D’Alton speaks to the a playwright and writer for film and television.

Nuala O'Connor's Nora

Every Life is Many Days
The challenges of writing a historical figure as a fictional character.

Anna Vaught's Saving Lucia

Every Life is Many Days
On writing an imagined life for Lucia Joyce.

Frank McGuinness' The Woodcutter and His Family

Every Life is Many Days
On James Joyce as Ireland's long-lost playwright, and the "utterly heroic" Nora Barnacle.

Mary Costello's The River Capture

Every Life is Many Days
On Joyce the teacher, and the mystery of consciousness.

Mary Morrissy's Penelope Unbound

Every Life is Many Days
The author discusses her upcoming novel.

all these words

all these words is an immersive audio-visual experience of Samuel Beckett’s novel The Unnamable , ...

Eamon Maher: "Proustian Echoes"

The Irish Proust
Eamon Maher (Technological University of Dublin): “Proustian Echoes in the Work of John McGahern”. The ...

Deirdre McMahon: "Proust Revisited"

The Irish Proust
Deirdre McMahon (University College Dublin): “Proust Revisited: The Legacy of Marcel Proust in Brendan Behan’s ...

Richard Robinson: "Proustian Memory"

The Irish Proust
Richard Robinson (Swansea University), "'Real without Being Actual, Ideal without Being Abstract’: Proustian Memory and ...

Barry McCrea, Keynote

The Irish Proust
Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame): “Proust, Ireland, and the socio-economic language of the novel”. ...

What Is The Word Discussion

This discussion explores the inspiration, dramaturgy, and design of the exhibition as they relate to the different literary phases of Samuel Beckett’s life and career.

Na hAgallaimh Imram: Colin Ryan

Scríbhneoir ar leith é Colin Ryan atá lonnaithe in Melbourne agus an Ghaeilge roghnaithe aige mar mheán liteartha.

Hold Open the Door: Nithy Kasa & Jean O'Brien

Hold Open the Door
On learning not to be strong, teaching creative writing, writing in English as a fourth language, and finding trusted readers.

Behind the Words

Spreading the Words
Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot tell Professor Margaret Kelleher about the making of the Spreading the Words series.

Sensory Places and Spaces

To mark the first National Green Week, UCD's Ciaran Beatty, Tina Lowe and David McCormack join host Lily Cahill to discuss their thoughts on sensory places and spaces

Lemn Sissay and the Story of Why

City of Books
Lemn Sissay speaks to Martina Devlin about mother and baby homes, the Black Lives Matter campaign and his experience in the British care system.

Making a Museum for Everyone

Marking Global Accessibiliy Awareness Day, this discussion looks at MoLI's ambition to create an inclusive visitor experience.

Anne Enright on an Altered Ireland

City of Books
In this episode Anne Enright speaks to Martina Devlin about how Ireland has changed in recent years and how this has contributed to her writing.

Pushing Ink onto a Page

A Mind at Work
Roddy Doyle misses the sound of an electric typewriter, speaks of discovering the joy of reading, and why he doesn't work weekends.

Hold Open the Door: Paula Meehan

Hold Open the Door
In conversation with Kelly O'Brien and Margaret Kelleher, poet Paula Meehan reads a new poem and covers topics such as the value of creative workshops, cycles of poverty in north inner-city Dublin, and poetry as a means of protest.