Bookish podcast

Bookish – Episode 10

Bookish - the book podcast with Shane Breslin and Bob Johnston

30th April, 2016 47'

This feels like a milestone – we’ve reached double figures! Let us celebrate by removing our helmet and raising a bat to the pavilion in silent salute.

This month

– Another week, another Irish winner of a major award. Congratulations to Suzanne O’Sullivan on taking home the Wellcome Book Prize

– Hennessy New Irish Writing is almost half a century old. We take a look at the 2016 winners announced in recent days

– In this month’s Bookish Book Club, we talk about The Glorious Heresies, the acclaimed debut novel of Irish writer Lisa McInerney.

– In Trilogy, our guest slot, we meet Ireland’s Mr Books. We were delighted to welcome RTE’s Rick O’Shea in to chat about three books that mean plenty to him. And don’t forget to check out Rick’s Book Club over on Facebook.

– Second Look picks out a forgotten classic, this time by Elizabeth Taylor

– Our dip into the best of the new books for May, including two very contrasting bony books – Mike McCormack’s eagerly awaited Solar Bones and the first novel by Sam Blake (pseudonym of’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin), Little Bones; new novels by Catherine Ryan Howard, Dermot Bolger and Don DeLillo; and Phil Knight’s memoir about the early days of Nike.

– A look ahead to bookish events taking place around Ireland over the next month or so.

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