Library Podcast

Welcome to dlr Libraries Podcast page, a new service from DLR Libraries. If you missed some of our events over the past few months you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened thanks to our new podcasting page.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Need to Read: Best LGBTQIA+ books for Young Adults (with Mila from dlr Libraries)
26 June 2021

The wonderful Mila from dlr Libraries shares her favourite #LGBTQIA books for Young Adults.

Books reviewed or mentioned include:

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating - Adiba Jaigirdar
The Falling in Love Montage - Ciara Smyth
Queen of Coin and Whispers - Helen Corcoran
All the Bad Apples - Moira Fowley-Doyle
Perfectly Preventable Deaths - Deirdre Sullivan
The Space Between - Meg Grehan

Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kann
The Black Flamingo - Dean Atta
Giant Days series - John Allison
The Prince and the Dressmaker - Jen Wang
Keep This to Yourself - Tom Ryan
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo
Cinderella Is Dead - Kalynn Bayron
Dread Nation - Justina Ireland
Heartstopper - Alice Oseman
Wayward Children series - Seanan Mcguire
Full Disclosure - Camryn Garrett
Felix Ever After - Kacen Callender

#loveislove #YoungAdultFiction #readwithpride #DublinPride2021

Need to Read: Normal Women: Contemporary Irish Women Writers (with writer Eva Kenny)
16 April 2021

Writer Eva Kenny discusses contemporary Irish women writers and the themes that occupy them.

Books in focus: Niamh Campbell’s This Happy, Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times, Emma Dabiri’s Don’t Touch my Hair, Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations, Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self and Sally Rooney’s Normal People.

Eva is a writer based in Dublin. She holds a doctorate in comparative literature from Princeton University and is at work on a debut collection of stories and essays

Need to Read: Journalist Dhruti Shah discusses her favourite Short Stories
04 March 2021

BBC news journalist and author of Bear Markets and Beyond. Dhruti Shah discusses what short stories she keeps coming back to. She also discusses her new book that is a bestiary of business terms that aims to provide financial literacy for all in a fun and accessible way.

Some authors/collections discussed include:
Birthday Stories edited by Haruki Murakami
Sum by David Eagleman
Under the Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino
A Small Fiction by James Mark Miller

Need to Read: Best sports books with journalist Paul Cuddihy
01 January 2021

Paul Cuddihy is a writer and journalist, currently the editor of Celtic View, the official magazine for Celtic Football Club, and runs the Read All About It podcast on book recommendations. In this podcast, Paul shares his favourite sports books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Books discussed:
1. The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins.
2. Shoeless Joe by WP Kinsella
3. The Road To Lisbon by Martin Greig & Charles McGarry.
4. The Fight by Norman Mailer (non-fiction).

Need to Read: Young Adult Verse Novels with Ruth Ennis
15 December 2020

Ruth Ennis is a co-founder and features editor for teen and YA literary journal Paper Lanterns. Ruth shares her favourite verse novels for Young Adults with us and discusses writing her own verse novel after being awarded funding from the Arts Council Literary Bursary. : A literary journal for all things to do with Teen and Young Adult Literature.

Books discussed:
Run Rebel by Manjeet Man

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

One by Sarah Crossan.