Welcome to Episode 3 of Bookish, the new Irish podcast about all things books.
In another packed pod, we reflect on the biggest literary award of the year, the Man Booker Prize, which went to Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings; literary innovation in the form of short story vending machines; and a nearly middle aged white man complaining about middle aged white men complaining.
Our book club discussion is on four-decade 720-page epic A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – a book which invariably elicits strong opinions from anyone who reads it.
Psychological crime writer Louise Phillips, whose fourth thriller “The Game Changer” is published by Hachette Books Ireland, joins us for our guest slot Trilogy, picking three books that mean a lot to her – including a 20th century classic, a little known book by Virginia Andrews and a relatively recent book from an Irish author.
Our Second Look this month is Julius Winsome by Irish writer Gerard Donovan, and new books to catch our eye include The Boy Who Fell Off The Mayflower and Irelandopedia and the November events roundup looks at the Dublin Books Festival, the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards and two public interviews by Banter.