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City of Books

City of Books

City of Books is a podcast in which host, author and journalist Martina Devlin, talks books to all sorts of people who believe books matter – and that you can never have too many books. It’s sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and produced in association with MoLI.

How my film won an Oscar

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Writer Emma Donoghue talks about working with director Lenny Abrahamson on 'Room' as well as discussing her latest novel 'The Pull of the Stars'.

The Diplomatic Arts

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In this episode Ambassador Daniel Mulhall discusses how literature can act as a cultural bridge.

Lemn Sissay and the Story of Why

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In this candid interview for the City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Lemn Sissay speaks about…

Flouncing and failing

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Richard Ford wanted to be a lawyer in the US Marines, but that didn’t work out.

An infinite number of sides

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Colum McCann tells Martina Devlin how he hopes that his book Apeirogon may contribute to peace.

‘The shambles of Maamtrasna’

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The Maamtrasna murders, "one of the gravest miscarriages of justice in Irish history", are discussed by Professor Margaret Kelleher and Justice Peter Kelly.

A modern dilemma

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Joanna Trollope talks to Martina Devlin about the pressures on the 'sandwich generation' and the importance of equality of opportunity. Plus Colum McCann remembers Eavan Boland.

Christine Dwyer Hickey and the Minister for Finance

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Episode three of City of Books snoops along Paschal Donohoe’s bookshelves, as well as hearing from the author of acclaimed novel Tatty.

Life lessons with Marian Keyes

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The writer talks about everything from why she believes in supporting other women, and discusses her novel Grown Ups.

The fine art of reading

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Artist Robert Ballagh talks about why Samuel Beckett thought he kept him waiting for breakfast, and Mary Costello takes a tour of the Joyce Tower.

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