Join historian and host of the Irish History Podcast, Fin Dwyer, in conversation with award-winning author Billy O’Callaghan as they explore the intertwining themes of Irish history and class that pervade Billy’s new book, Life Sentences. Featuring the story of a young girl who, having survived the Great Famine, leaves her home of Cape Clear for the mainland, Life Sentences brings the reader on an unforgettable journey of survival that spans over the course of three generations.
Billy O’Callaghan is the author of four short story collections, most recently The Boatman and Other Stories, and three novels, including the internationally acclaimed My Coney Island Baby which was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award. He has won a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award for the Short Story and been a finalist for the Costa Short Story Award among numerous honours, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages. His latest novel, Life Sentences, recently published by Jonathan Cape, is a top 10 Irish fiction bestseller.
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