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

Bernard MacLaverty in conversation with Eithne Shortall
11 October 2017

Sixteen years on from his last novel, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. His new novel, Midwinter Break, carries all the hallmarks of his signature style: pin-point accuracy, compassionate observation, effortlessly elegant writing and a tender, intimate, heart-rending story. It is also a profound examination of human love and how we live together, a real chamber piece of resonance and power. Forty years on from his first book, Bernard MacLaverty has written his masterpiece.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: A Book’s Journey in Words and Pictures
09 October 2017

 Sarah Webb, Steve McCarthy and art designer, Emma Byrne in conversation with Elaina Ryan of Children’s Books Ireland.

To celebrate the launch of their new picturebook, which Sarah worked on while she was dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah and Steve talk about A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Rhymes and Songs from an Irish Childhood with Elaina Ryan of CBI and the book’s designer, Emma Byrne.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday, 9 October 2017.

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Claire Messud in conversation with Paula Shields
22 September 2017

Reviewing her last novel, The Woman Upstairs, Joanna Briscoe remarked that “Claire Messud should achieve literary giant status before too long” and her new novel may just be the book to propel her towards that exalted status. The Burning Girl, is a bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, the novel is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. For Claire Messud, literary greatness beckons.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Friday, 22 September 2017.

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Nicole Krauss in conversation with Nadine O'Regan
23 August 2017

Nicole Krauss is back with her first novel in seven years. From the bestselling, twice Orange Prize-shortlisted, National Book Award-nominated author comes a vibrant tale of transformation: of a man in his later years and a woman novelist, each drawn to the Levant on a journey of self-discovery. Bursting with life and humour, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerising, achingly beautiful novel of metamorphosis and self-realisation – of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday, 28 August 2017.
From Australia with Love - Writing and Illustrating for Children
07 June 2017

Australian Children's Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch and former Irish Children's Laureates Siobhán Parkinson and Niamh Sharkey in conversation with Mags Walsh.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.