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Portals: Joshua Yaffa in Conversation with Caelainn Hogan

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The New Yorker's Moscow correspondent Joshua Yaffa lifts the lid on Putin's Russia, discussing his book 'Between Two Fires' with Caelainn Hogan.

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Portals: Fernanda Melchor in Conversation with Caelainn Hogan

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Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor speaks to Caelainn Hogan about her International Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, 'Hurricane Season', a masterpiece of contemporary Latin American literature that serves as a formidable portrait of Mexico and its demons.

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Jess Hill: See What You Made Me Do
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Jess Hill: See What You Made Me Do

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Drawn from years of Walkley Award–winning investigative reporting on domestic abuse, Jess Hill’s See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, vividly conjures the scale of our national emergency. Winner of the 2020 Stella Prize and praised by Helen Garner as a “shattering book: clear-headed and meticulous, driving always at the truth”, See What You Made Me Do evokes a sense of urgency in the reader. Rather than asking questions like, “Why didn’t she leave?”, Jess puts perpetrators – and the criminal justice system enabling them – into the spotlight. Journalist Georgie Dent speaks with Jess about her searing exposé and manifesto for change.

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Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson: A Conversation with Friends
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Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson: A Conversation with Friends

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Two of the most acclaimed writers in fiction today, Ann Patchett (The Dutch House) and Kevin Wilson (Nothing to See Here) have been close friends for more than 20 years. In a rare and intimate glimpse into their literary and personal bond, the beloved Tennessean authors share stories of their friendship, their deep admiration of each other’s work and how they both explore the theme of family through their fiction. They also reveal what they hope to accomplish in the future and which books have been occupying their bedside tables. This recording is available on all major podcast platforms.

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Stephen Fry and Philippe Sands

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Stephen Fry and the international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discuss his award-winning book East West Street, a compelling family detective story and exploration of the legal principles that defined the Nuremberg War Trials. It's riveting and exacting and you'd expect that, of course. But it's also hilarious, and the laughter is the light in this deep darkness.

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Book Club: Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Book Club: Peace Talks by Tim Finch

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We are delighted to be hosting a virtual book club with Dr Russell Rook talking to acclaimed author Tim Finch about his second novel 'Peace Talks'. It tells the story of Edvard Behrens, a senior diplomat highly regarded for his work on international peace negotiations. Honest, honourable, tragic, witty, wise, it's an unforgettable novel of love, loss, and the human longing for peace. It maps the darkest and most tender territories of the human heart. Tim Finch is a leading campaigner and writer on refugee and migrant issues. He formerly worked as a director for the Refugee Council and has founded two charities, including Sponsor Refugees. As well as working as a senior political journalist at the BBC, he has broadcast frequently on Channel 4, Al Jazeera and CNN.

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How to Write a Play
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How to Write a Play

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Learn to write a simple scene for a play with award-winning playwright, Phil Porter. This interactive workshop will guide you through this simple, engaging process which you can do with friends or on your own. Suitable for home teaching or just for fun! You will need a Mac, PC or Chromebook running Chrome or Firefox. Made possible by C&T Theatre's https://prospero.digital technology.

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Stories with Little Angel Theatre
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Stories with Little Angel Theatre

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Little Angel Theatre's talented performers read a story every day, released at midday. Stories will come with an accompanying craft you can do art home, inspired by the characters or plot.

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Bret Easton Ellis in Conversation

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Bret Easton Ellis in conversation with Nadine O'Regan at the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, as part of a special International Literature Festival Dublin Off The Page event in April 2019.

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Richard Ford in Conversation

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Richard Ford in conversation with Brendan Barrington at The Pillar Room, as part of the 2017 International Literature Festival Dublin.

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Elizabeth Gilbert in Conversation

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Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation with Anna Carey at the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, as part of a special International Literature Festival Dublin Off The Page event in June 2019.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Conversation

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson at the Convention Centre Dublin, as part of the 2018 International Literature Festival Dublin.

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Tracey Thorn & Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation

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Tracey Thorn and Sinéad Gleeson in conversation with Jim Carroll at Smock Alley Theatre, as part of International Literature Festival Dublin 2019.

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Naomi Klein in Conversation

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Naomi Klein in conversation with Lorna Gold at the National Stadium, Dublin, as part of a special International Literature Festival Dublin Off The Page event.

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Mark Billingham In Conversation With Eddie Izzard

Mark Billingham In Conversation With Eddie Izzard

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#HIFAtHome Mark Billingham and Eddie Izzard first met more than twenty-five years ago as struggling stand-up comics. Mark continued to struggle then later chucked in the comedy and went on to write the hugely successful series of crime novels featuring DI Tom Thorne. Eddie meanwhile became the mot acclaimed comedian of his generation, on top of which he is now a hugely successful actor, activist, and campaigner. In this very special guest event, they will discuss the overlap between crime and comedy, the art of storytelling and of course Eddies many TV and film appearances. Recorded live at HIF’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Friday 17 July 2015)

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