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.
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Douglas Kennedy -9th April 2013 - Posted 14th May 2013
Douglas Kennedy ranks among that rare breed, the bestselling author whose novels attract critical praise. His previous novels include The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. His new novel Five Days is a compelling novel about how life can change with one brief encounter. Kennedy is interviewed by Nadine O’Regan and the podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday 9th April 2013.
Kate Atkinson -24th March 2013 - Posted 26th April 2013
Kate Atkinson’s early novels include Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird and her Jackson Brodie series of crime novels have been televised to much acclaim. Her latest novel, Life After Life, poses the intriguing question “What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? Join Kate Atkinson in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre where the podcast was recorded on Sunday 24th March 2013.
The Sport of Writing - Meet the Sportswriters -6th December 2012 - Posted 7th January 2013
The Sport of Writing - Meet the Sportswriters! was a special event organised as part of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Writer in Residence Programme. The event was hosted by Katy Hayes, dlr County Council Writer in Residence 2012-2013, and it gave the audience an opportunity to hear renowned authors and journalists John Breen, Declan Lynch and Johnny Watterson read from their work and talk about their relationship with sport as writers. The Writer in Residence programme is organised by dlr Arts Office and Library Service and is grant-aided by the Arts Council. The podcast of the event was recorded on Thursday 6th December 2012 in dlr Leisure Services, Meadowbrook, Ballinteer.
Kate Mosse - 3rd November 2012 - Posted 5th December 2012
Kate Mosse is the author of the multi-million international bestselling Languedoc Trilogy which comprises Labyrinth, Sepulcre and now, Citadel. Citadel is a story of daring and courage, of lives risked and of a darker combat being fought in the shadows. Kate who was also co-founder of The Orange Prize, is in conversation with Mia Gallagher, former dlr Writer in Residence, playwright, actress and author and the podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 3rd November 2012.
David Norris - 30th October 2012 - Posted 5th December 2012
David Norris’s decision to run for President of Ireland in 2011 proved to be the most bruising period of his life. A Kick Against the Pricks reveals the full, no-holds-barred story of the campaign and it is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography. In this podcast, Norris is interviewed by award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary and it was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday 30th October 2012. .
T.C. Boyle - 9th October 2012 - Posted 5th December 2012
T.C. Boyle’s vivid literary portraits of the wild side of the American landscape have enriched a distinguished career comprising fourteen novels and dozens of short stories dating back to the early 1980s. His latest novel, San Miguel, is a vivid and gripping story of hard lives pitched against the elements, the desires of stubborn men and the unbearable burden of love. Boyle treats his audience to excerpts from San Miguel plus a complete short story, all recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Tuesday 9th October.
Note: We apologise for some interference for a section of the podcast due to an alarm going off in an adjacent building.
Darren Shan - 6th October 2012 - Posted 5th December 2012
Acclaimed King of Horror, Darren Shan continued dlr Children’s Book Festival celebrations at the Pavilion Theatre with a talk about his brand new book, Zom-B. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 6th October 2012.
Eoin Colfer - 30th September 2012 - Posted 5th December 2012
Renowned author Eoin Colfer launched dlr’s Children’s Book Festival 2012 at the Pavilion Theatre with an exclusive event to celebrate his very last Artemis Fowl adventure, Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 30th September 2012.
Paul Howard - 25th June 2012 - Posted 3rd July 2012
In Triggs: the Autobiography, Paul Howard’s first departure from the Ross O’Carroll Kelly series, he has created an unforgettable character in Triggs, the dog famed for seeing Roy Keane through the turmoil-filled days which followed Saipan 2012. Howard is interviewed by Fiona Looney and what follows is an in depth analysis of soccer, how Ross is faring during the recession and Howard’s forthcoming musical Anglo. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Monday June 25th 2012.
Note: This recording does not include all of the Q&A session due to the length of the interview.
Gallery goes to dlr - 21st June 2012 - Posted 3rd July 2012
This event, curated by Chris Binchy, Writer in Residence for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2011-12, presented a rare opportunity to hear the poetry of Frank McGuinness, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Conor O’Callaghan. Three renowned poets, all with strong local connections and all published by The Gallery Press, read and discuss their work with fellow Gallery Press poet, Gerald Dawe. The podcast was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Thursday June 21st 2012.
Alex Miller - 12th June 2012 - Posted 6th July 2012
Australian novelist Alex Miller has won every literary prize his native country has to offer and he belongs in the very highest echelon of international writers. His brilliant new novel, Autumn Laing, is a fascinating evocation of colonial Australia focussing on a coterie of mid-twentieth centruy artists and intellectuals struggling to articulate an identity separate from Europe. In this podcast, Miller is interviewed by journalist Sinéad Gleeson and it was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Tuesday June 12th 2012.
Gerald Dawe - 9th May 2012 - Posted 6th June 2012
Spanning over thirty-five years, Gerald Dawe’s Selected Poems is a major representation of this gifted poet’s work. His clear and unadorned voice – in the words of Terence Brown – articulates ‘an imagination of European scope’. The podcast records readings by many of Dawe’s colleagues who selected several of his poems at the celebratory launch. They include Chris Binchy, Ron Ewart, Peter Fallon, Gerard Fanning, Nicholas Grene, Kathrina Goldstone, Seamus Heaney, Eleanor Methven and Jonathan Williams. The podcast was recorded at the Assembly Hall, County Hall on Wednesday May 9th 2012.
Irvine Welsh - 26th April 2012 - Posted 1st May 2012
Trainspotting is a cult novel, one of the biggest British books of the late twentieth century. Now comes Skagboys, the prequel to Trainspotting - straight in at Number 1 in the UK. Author Irvine Welsh is interviewed by Hot Press journalist Olaf Tyaransen in the last of our spring series of dlr Library Voices. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday April 24th 2012.
Note: This recording contains strong language.
Paul Durcan - 24th April 2012 - Posted 1st May 2012
A new collection of poetry from Paul Durcan is always a major literary event. In this podcast, Durcan reads from his 22nd collection Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have my Being. Always one of the most dramatic and affecting readers of his own work, Durcan never fails to enchant audiences. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Sunday April 22nd 2012.
Peter Carey- 4th April 2012 - Posted 26th April 2012
This was a rare opportunity to hear Australian double Booker prize-winner, Peter Carey, discussing his new novel, The Chemistry of Tears with renowned Irish author Joseph O’Connor. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Wednesday April 4th 2012.
Jodi Picoult- 30th March 2012 - Posted 26th April 2012
Bestselling author of over 18 novels including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart, Jodi Picoult’s latest novel Lone Wolf tackles family secrets, life and death and the natural philosophy of wolves. The podcast was recorded at the County Hall’s Concourse on Friday March 30th 2012.
Joanna Trollope - 7th February 2012 - Posted 12th March 2012
The first of the spring series of dlr Library Voices featured Joanna Trollope, one of the most popular and successful authors in the world. Journalist and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson interviewed Trollope about her latest novel The Soldier’s Wife. The podcast was recorded at the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday February 7th 2012.