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Apr 23, 2020

Marita Conlon-McKenna is the much-loved author of many books for children and adults. They include her children's classic about Ireland's Great Famine, Under The Hawthorn Tree. She talks here about the magic of storytelling, why famine stories continue to grip us and the powerful use of the child's voice in Tatty - the...


Apr 16, 2020

RTÉ Arts and Media Correspondent Sinéad Crowley, also a crime novelist, talks about books, her love of running, her passion for ghost stories and 'Tatty' - the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

Sinéad is author of three novels in the Detective Sergeant Claire Boyle series, all of them shortlisted in the crime...


Apr 8, 2020

Writer Carlo Gébler, son of Edna O'Brien, talks about One City One Book choices in the second of four weekly City of Books podcast extras. On his mother's classic trilogy, The Country Girls, he says it stands the test of time because it “talks about the truth of human experience”.

His experience as a prison teacher...


Apr 3, 2020

Writer and editor Sinéad Gleeson talks Tatty – and more – in the first of four City of Books podcast extras. Weekly to coincide with Dublin’s One City One Book programme featuring the novel by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

Presented and produced by Martina Devlin

Music by Daragh Dukes

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