Eimear McBride

Season 6, Episode 14

The final of the episodes recorded during the Edinburgh Fringe and Robin and Josie are joined by Baileys and Goldsmith prize winner, the novelist Eimear McBride. They chat about her latest work The Lesser Bohemians and the process of writing the acclaimed A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing as well as great songwriters, James Joyce, Beckett, Edna O’Brien and much more. Also Josie still has a bag of frozen peas on her knee.

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Eimear recommends:

Ulysses by James Joyce

An Actor’s Handbook by Konstantin Stanislavski

Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The White Book by Han Kang

Human Acts by Han Kang

The work of Samuel Beckett

The Complete Lyrics of Nick Cave

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Narnia series by CS Lewis

The work of Edith Nesbitt

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Country Girl by Edna O’Brien

The Lonely Girl by Edna O’Brien

Girls in Their Married Bliss by Edna O’Brien

What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

Robin recommends:

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter

A Girl Is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Being An Actor by Simon Callow

Introducing Freud by Oscar Zarate and Richard Appignanesi

The work of Roland Barthes

The work of Ian Rankin

Murphy by Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett: Photographs by John Minihan and Aidan Higgins

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit

Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

Girl with Green Eyes by Edna O’Brien

Jerusalem by Alan Moore

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