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An evening with David Nicholls, in conversation with Eithne Shortall
22 July 2019

Sweet sorrow is a novel about the joy and angst of first love, the potency of friendship, the worry and the misery too. It is a tragicomedy about a turning point in the life of an unremarkable young man who is suddenly offered an opportunity to change his fortunes. David Nicholls, the bestselling author of Starter for Ten, One Day and Us, aims to make the reader think, ‘yes, I remember exactly what that felt like’. Few writers can tug at the heartstrings as convincingly and eloquently as David Nicholls. His most recent screenwriting credits include Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, adapted from the novels by Edward St Aubyn.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Monday 22 July 2019

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soundcloud/an-evening-with-david-nicholls

Poetry Day Ireland reading - Language as gestation: a female power
02 May 2019

Peggy O’Brien, whose collection, Tongues, is a poetic reimagining of the medieval Abelard and Heloise love story, in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan, author of Tangleweed and brine, a collection of reimagined fairy tales, moderated by Siobhán Parkinson, novelist and publisher with Little Island Books.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon on Thursday 02 May 2019

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soundcloud/poetry-day-ireland-reading-languag...

Hugo Hamilton in conversation with Niall MacMonagle
02 May 2019

“The palm trees give the street a holiday atmosphere. There must be something in the soil they like. They have straight leaves that get a bit ragged, with split ends. At night you hear them rattling in the wind”. The narrator of Dublin palms has returned to Dublin to set up home with his partner Helen and their two children. Hugo Hamilton’s spectacular new novel is a powerful story of fragmentation and belonging, of emigrants and strangers and people returning.

Recorded at Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Thurs 2 May 2019.

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soumdcloud/podcast-2-may-dlr-lexicon-library-voices-hugo-hamilton-dublin-palms





Censorship in Ireland from "The country girls" to "100 muses"
29 April 2019

Declan Kiberd and photographer Dragana Jurišić engage in a fascinating discussion about the censorship of the 1960s and the algorithmic censorship of social media today. Chaired by Nell Regan.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday 29 April 2019.

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soundcloud/censorship-in-ireland-from-the-cou...

"The country girls": the book, the author and society
18 April 2019

Catriona Crowe of the Royal Irish Academy and Paula Shields of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena hold a wide-ranging conversation about Edna O’Brien, her The country girls trilogy and the 1960s society that reacted to the book.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre, dlr Lexicon on Thurs, 18 April 2019.

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soundcloud/the-country-girls-the-book-the-aut...