Irish Times Book Club podcast with Shane Connaughton

The Oscar-winning screenwriter and author discusses his career including Married Quarters, his long-awaited sequel to A Border Station

Author Shane Connaughton talks to Martin Doyle, Books Editor of The Irish Times, in Bantry Library as part of the West Cork Literary Festival in July

Author Shane Connaughton talks to Martin Doyle, Books Editor of The Irish Times, in Bantry Library as part of the West Cork Literary Festival in July

 

Shane Connaughton was in fine form at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry last month, demonstrating an actor’s comic timing as he read from his latest work, Married Quarters, and spoke with passion about his childhood in a Garda barracks in Co Cavan and a glittering career that has taken him from London to Hollywood and back.

Book Club podcast

Listen to the podcast and hear the author talk about his writing for stage, screen and page. There is even a moment of drama when he sits down after reading from his new book and almost falls off the stage, the bookshelf behind him in Bantry Library preserving his dignity and his skull. “Saved by books,” an audience member observed. The Irish Times Book Club has its motto, complete with back story.

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