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Presented by Margaret B. Madden and Bob Johnston, Bookish is a monthly (for now) show about the world of books. Reviews, news, recommendations, forgotten classics, and all the latest from two industry insiders.

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Presented by Margaret B. Madden and Bob Johnston, Bookish is a monthly (for now) show about the world of books. Reviews, news, recommendations, forgotten classics, and all the latest from two industry insiders.

    Bookish - March 2018

    Bookish - March 2018

    In our March 2018 episode we kick off with our regular ‘Book News’ including a round-up of various literary prizes. For our ‘Bookish Bookclub’ we discuss Margaret’s pick of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris and our ‘Trilogy’ guest is author Elizabeth Rose Murray who talks to us about three books that mean something to her. We have a ‘Second Look’ at ‘Over a Thousand Hills, I Walk with You’ by Hanna Jansen and we also do a round-up of some of the new books and forthcoming book events that we think will interest you. Welcome to Bookish Episode 14!

    • 53 min
    Bookish - February 2018

    Bookish - February 2018

    Bookish is back! In our first episode for 2018 we cover some Book News including Irish publishers becoming eligible for the ManBooker Prize, we talk about ‘Midwinter Break’ by Bernard MacLaverty as our Bookclub Pick and we have a Second Look at ’Plainsong’ by Kent Haruf. We also do a round-up of some of the New Books and forthcoming Book Events that we think will interest you. Welcome to Bookish Episode 13!

    • 44 min
    Bookish – September 2017

    Bookish – September 2017

    Bookish – September 2017 On this month’s episode we discuss the future of the novel and how Irish publishers are joining up with UK publishers to maximise sales in our News section; we talk about ‘Seven Folds Make a Paper Swan’ by Ruth Gilligan as our Bookclub Pick; and we meet novelist Hazel Gaynor in our […]

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    • 54 min
    Bookish – August 2017

    Bookish – August 2017

    Bookish is a books podcast from Dublin, Ireland brought to you by Bob Johnston of The Gutter Bookshop and Margaret Madden of the Bleach House Library book blog via the HeadStuff Podcast Network. This month we’re discussing the latest ‘Book News’, choosing a new ‘Bookclub Pick’ for discussion, and meeting Tara Sparling, a writer and […]

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bookish – Episode 10

    Bookish – Episode 10

    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 […]

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    • 47 min
    Bookish – Episode 9

    Bookish – Episode 9

    Better late than never? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that. On the April edition of Bookish with Bob Johnston of the Gutter Bookshop and Shane Breslin of Blackbird Books. – Awards season! Again! We take a look at the recently announced shortlists for the Dublin International Literary Award (a.k.a. The IMPAC Prize) […]

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    • 57 min

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An impressive way to make conversations about great literature dull. Feels ill-prepared. In one episode listened to the host repeatedly ask questions about the ”chronology” of a guest's favorite novels — (who cares?). Surely there are more profound questions about ones favorite books besides “when did you read it?”

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