The Big Book – audio documentary by New Dublin Press


A new audio documentary that takes a fresh look at James Joyce’s Ulysses and Bloomsday in 2014

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New Dublin Press is happy to announce the imminent arrival of its latest project, THE BIG BOOK. This audio documentary examines the impact of James Joyce’s Ulysses and its annual worldwide celebration, Bloomsday, which takes place on June 16 each year. Listeners will be introduced to this unique literary event as we do away with the reputation that has too long intimidated readers and scared them away from ‘The Big Book’!

We hope to open up Joyce’s masterpiece and give readers confidence and excitement about diving in head first, enjoying what is perhaps the most influential novel of the 20th Century.

Listeners will be in very good company! Contributors to the documentary include:

Senator David Norris

John Banville, Author

Myles Dungan, Historian and Broadcaster

Gerald Dawe, Poet and Director of The Oscar Wilde Centre Dublin

Dr Sam Slote, Associate Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin

Robert Sheehan, Actor

Les Doherty, Actor

Roisin Agnew, Actor and Journalist

and featuring music from This Is How We Fly

There will be an event to launch THE BIG BOOK on Friday June 6th in the James Joyce Centre, Dublin at 7 pm. This will include an introduction by poet Gerald Dawe, Director of The Oscar Wilde Centre, a listening preview of the documentary by an open fire and will be followed by a wine reception. Places are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Places can be reserved FREE OF CHARGE by emailing [email protected] For those unable to secure tickets or attend the event, the documentary will be made available for free online from 7 pm the same day at and also through iTunes.