Irish Roundtable

GUESTS: BERTIE AHERN Prime Minister of Ireland RODDY DOYLE Contributing Writer, Finbar's Hotel [Harvest Books, 1999] Author of many books, including Paddy Clarke (Booker Prize Winner 1993)The Woman Who Walked into Doors and the Barrytown Trilogy [The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van] COLM TOIBIN Contributing Writer, Finbar's Hotel Former Editor, Magill and In Dublin Author of many books which include The South, The Heather Blazing and The Story of the Night ANNE ENRIGHT Contributing Writer, Finbar's Hotel Author, The Portable Virgin and The Wig My Father Wore Former Producer of "Night Hawks" [British TV series] The seven authors of "Finbar's Hotel" comprise a who's who of modern Irish fiction. Each writer contributed a chapter, creating a novel of intertwined stories. Reviewers have enthused that the book's quality reflects the vibrancy of Irish writing today. Three of the authors of "Finbar's Hotel" join host Ray Suarez for a discussion of the collaborative process and the state of Irish literature.

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