The Irish Times Book Club podcast with Mia Gallagher

Laura Slattery discusses with the author how and why she wrote this strangely compelling and compellingly strange epic

Mia Gallagher:  discusses using 1970s Dublin as a setting and her trans woman character Georgia Madden. Photograph: Robbie Fry

Mia Gallagher: discusses using 1970s Dublin as a setting and her trans woman character Georgia Madden. Photograph: Robbie Fry

 

Visitors are reminded that they are about to enter the Wunderkammer, a floating chamber where normal spacetime conventions no longer apply…

Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland has been described by Claire Kilroy as a book about how we process trauma and by Rosemary Jenkinson as less of an airport novel, more of a “rocket launch pad novel”.

In a podcast recorded at the Irish Writers Centre in February, The Irish Times talks to its author, Mia Gallagher, about how and why she wrote this strangely compelling and compellingly strange epic.

The writer and actor discusses using 1970s Dublin as a setting, the creation of her trans woman character Georgia Madden and why she wanted to write about the experiences of German speakers in the Sudetenland in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland by Mia Gallagher is published by New Island Books

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