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Dublin 1918 and Now: Emma Donoghue in Conversation with Roddy Doyle

July 28, 2020 via Crowdcast

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue’s latest novel, The Pull of the Stars, takes readers to Dublin in 1918, doubly ravaged by war and disease, in a makeshift maternity ward for expectant mothers with the flu. The story’s uncanny parallels to the current pandemic, social inequities, and precarious politics inspired Little, Brown and Company to publish her novel a year ahead of schedule.

Donoghue was joined in conversation by Booker Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle whose witty and moving new novel Love, published in June by Viking Books, is also set in Dublin.

Check out this lively talk between two beloved storytellers from the Emerald Isle!