The Hut Near The Bog


Dr John O'Donoghue, a London-Irish writer

Season 1, Ep. 3

In this bonus episode James speaks to the award-winning London-Irish author and co-founder of The Wild Geese Press - Dr John O’Donoghue. John explains that his childhood summers spent in rural Monaghan provided the inspiration for his latest book The King From Over the Water. He talks about what it means to be part of the Irish diaspora and how his sense of Irishness was shaped both in Monaghan and London. He also tells us why he set up The Wild Geese Press—a publishing house centred around the Irish diaspora—and gives some solid advice for aspiring writers. Finally, John tells us about the old Irish wisdom that can be gained from reading his book.

Music credits: Sláinte by Sláinte is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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