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International Literature Festival Ireland – Dublin’s 2017 Programme Launch

Joey Kavanagh, Marketing Manager for International Literature Festival Ireland speaks with Noel McGuinness about  International Literature Festival Dublin’s 2017 Programme Launch Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:05 — ...

Laughing at Ourselves, and Everyone Else

Maurice Newman takes a look at humour in literature over the past 150 years. Using examples from Ireland, England and the USA he asks ‘What does our sense of humour tell us about ourselves and each other?’ Podcast: Play in new window | Download ...

Bookworm with Maurice Newman

Maurice talks about the detectives that we all know and love, from Sherlock Holmes to Robert Langdon. He also gives some tips on how to write your very own bestseller. Music is from Paris in the 1930s. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: ...

Bookworm – How We Discover The Books That We Love

Maurice Newman discusses the ways that we come come to literature. He talks about CS Lewis, Enid Blyton, Richmal Crompton, Roald Dahl, and Kenneth Graham and the influence they had on successive generations of children and what those children, now growen ...

The Curious Fox

John Healy talks to Madeleine Ebbs about her son’s first published children’s book “The Curious Fox” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:02 — 11.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Bookworm: Should You See The Film First? With Maurice Newman

The greatest debate on the most pressing issue facing Western civilization today: Should you see the film first, or read the book? Maurice Newman on the Bookworm show on Near 90.3 FM helps you to make the decision. Podcast: Play in new window | Download ...

Bookworm: The Compass Lines Project

Maurice Newman talks to Christodoulos Makris and Karl Whitney about this exciting writers’ project, and a great deal more of interest to aspiring authors. Compass Lines is a writers’ exchange project aiming to establish links between writers ...

cover to cover 29th May 2015

In this weeks show Michael Sharp reviews Roddy Doyle’s ‘Brilliant’ and Robert Gilbraith’s ‘Silkworm’. Also the kids of North Bay Educate Together School talk about ‘Danger is Everywhere’ by David O’Doherty. ...

Cover to Cover 15th April 2015

In this weeks show Roisin Ni Ghairbhi discusses her biography of William Pearse, brother of Patrick, and the ’16 lives’ series,  biographies of the lives of those executed after Easter 1916. Bob Johnson talks about the ‘Gutter Bookshop’ ...

cover to cover 1st May 2015

Michael Sharp reviews ‘Ten Football Matches That Changed The World’ while guest Connor Farrelly gives a fresh opinion on ‘The Commitments’. Joe Collins talks about the latest 1916 commemorative poetry and literary offerings. Podcast: ...

cover to cover 17th April 2015

Michael Sharp reviews Emma Healey’s debut novel, ‘Elizabeth is missing’ while Paula Wiseman interviews childrens author Shane Hegarty about his successful novel, ‘Darkmouth’. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: ...

cover to cover 3rd April

Joe Collins has the 6th class of ‘North Bay Educate Together’ school in studio to review their Book Club choice, ‘ A Monster Calls’. Also in studio American poet Bill Dorris talks about his life and poetry. Podcast: Play in new ...