Interviews

The Book Show returns

I'm glad to be back on air with The Book Show on RTE Radio One after a short haitus. Our first show aired last Saturday, January 16th, 2016 and featured an in-depth interview with Man Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes. Recorded at his north London home, Barnes gave...

Interview: Kim Gordon

  Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon (Faber & Faber) One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the US West Coast, is how quiet she sounds. As the bass player in of the most musically interesting and decibel-bending bands of...

Interview: Sara Baume

The winner of the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award gave herself two years to write her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither. But she tells SINEAD GLEESON that she remains torn between fiction and visual art. “To some people it might look like I’ve just popped up...

Interview: BJ Novak

Steve Martin has done it, so has Madonna. Even John Lithgow and Whoopi Goldberg have had a go. Famous folk have frequently found a sideline in children’s books, and as much as BJ Novak is having fun with The Book With No Pictures, he recognises the eyeroll aspect of...

Interview: Beau Willimon

In the deeply competitive, ever-changing world of television drama, there is no one route in, but Beau Willimon avoided the obvious options of media production, or interning. The 36-year-old is currently one of the youngest showrunners (an umbrella term for a role...

Interview: Sharon Horgan

‘These days female comedy sells, and people want to watch it’ -  In the old days there was ‘French and Saunders’. Now there’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, not to mention Horgan herself, with ‘Psychobitches’ and ‘Catastrophe’. Does comedy need quotas? In 2006 the TV...

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