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

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.
Tim Winton in conversation with Paula Shields
29 May 2017

The Boy Behind the Curtain is a portrait of a life, a place and a man. In this deeply personal collection of true stories and essays, Tim Winton shows how moments from his childhood and life growing up have shaped his views on class, faith, fundamentalism, the environment, and – most pressingly – how all his experiences have made him a writer.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday, 29 May 2017.
When are you going to write a proper book? A day for picturebook writers and illustrators
27 May 2017

After the sell-out success of our last day for children’s writers and illustrators, dlr Libraries hosted another event packed with information on all aspects of picturebooks. Hear a host of award-winning picturebook makers talk about their work and find out what publishers and agents are looking for.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Saturday, 27 May 2017.