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Roxanna Nic Liam

Dublin born and bred

Where in Dublin do you live?
Where are you from?
East Wall

What are you reading right now?

D’You Remember Yer Man? by Bobby Aherne.

Tell us a bit about it:

It’s about famous Dublin characters through the years.

What is your favourite book of all time?

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

Tell us a bit about it:

It’s about a violent gang who use a fake language and wreak havoc around the place.

What book do you remember most from your childhood?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tell us a bit about it:

I read this when I was a child, dwarves, elves, wizards, dragons, everything a child’s imagination could want.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

Half A Hug by Pat Ingoldsby.

Tell us a bit about it:

A collection of Pat’s poems, I return to it often.

What is your favourite book by an International writer?

The Savage Detectives by Robert Bolaño.

Tell us a bit about it:

It’s about two poets in 1970s Mexico looking for another poet.

Which book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

A Brief History Of Seven Killings by Marlon James.

Tell us a bit about it:

Not my culture, but about Jamaican gangs in the 70s. It brings an entire world and culture to life in a way I hadn’t seen previously.

Was there a book that really changed your mind about something?

Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher.

Tell us a bit about it:

It made me see that capitalism isn’t the only way and that there can be other alternatives to it.


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