The Bowen Society Podcast

This podcast contains interviews and discussions connected with Elizabeth Bowen and her writing. It is produced by The Elizabeth Bowen Society whose aims are to increase the audience for one of the greatest fiction writers in English of the twentieth century, bring her to new readers, and increase opportunities for scholarship.

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Thursday Jul 15, 2021

An interview with Patricia Laurence, author of Elizabeth Bowen: A Literary Life (2019). Laurence discusses the inception, development, challenges and structure of her book, as well as different aspects of Bowen’s life as a writer and woman. Among other topics, the biographer delves into Bowen’s work as a spy, her literary style, women characters in her writing and her redefinition of modern love stories in her work. Interview conducted by Layla Ferrández Melero on 17 May 2021.

Sunday Sep 27, 2020

This podcast consists of two parts; 1. An interview with Dr Michael Waldron on the background to and content of his address at the 2020 annual Elizabeth Bowen commemoration at St Colman's Church Farahy.     2. A recording of the full address delivered on 20th September 2020.   Interview conducted by Eoin O'Callaghan, a committee member with the Elizabeth Bowen Society on 26th September 2020.

Sunday Sep 27, 2020

An in depth interview by the Elizabeth Bowen Society with academic and writer Dr Eibhear Walshe on the release of his novel "The Last Day at Bowen's Court". Topics covered in this interview include; The background to the novel Eibhear Walshe's thoughts on his transition from Bowen academic / critic to being a novelist inspired by Bowen The process of writing the novel This interview was conducted by Eoin O'Callaghan on Thursday 30 April 2020.

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