Caroline O’Donoghue hosts a live episode of her hit podcast about the culture we love that society can sometimes make us feel ashamed of, with special guest Emer McLysaght, co-author of the Aisling series of novels.

Sentimental Garbage is about the stories that women create that are often undervalued, with episodes about Nora Ephron, the high-street, Mariah Carey, and costume dramas, this is a podcast about not knowing the most, but feeling the most.

With more than ten years experience in broadcasting and journalism, Co Kildare native Emer McLysaght wasn’t sure if she’d ever get around to writing that book. However, 2017 found her with bestselling novel Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling under her belt, co-authored with long time friend and collaborator Sarah Breen. The second book in the Aisling series The Importance of Being Aisling, was published in 2018, the third Once Twice Three Times an Aisling was published in 2019 and was followed by Aisling and the City in 2021. All three titles won the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in their respective years. The fifth and final book in the series will be released in September 2023 and Emer and Sarah continue to work on developing Aisling’s story for the screen. Emer lives in Dublin 8, and writes a weekly column for The Irish Times.

Caroline O’Donoghue is an Irish novelist and podcaster. She has published two adult novels, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature, and her third adult novel will be released in spring 2023. All Our Hidden Gifts was her first novel for teenagers. Formerly a journalist, Caroline has written for The Times, The Guardian, and most of the Irish press. Her award-winning podcast, Sentimental Garbage, covers “the culture we love that society can sometimes make us feel ashamed of” and tops the podcast charts internationally. Caroline lives in London with her partner and her dog.

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