The Bloomsday Interview: Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Rick O’Shea

On Bloomsday 2016 the James Joyce Centre presented a very special Bloomsday Interview with literary power couple Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman in conversation with RTE’s The Poetry Programme presenter Rick O’Shea. The discussion was held at the O’Reilly Theatre in Joyce’s alma mater Belvedere College, just up the street from the Centre. The conversation on the […]

On this day…16 October

On 16 October 1919 Joyce and his family left Zurich for Trieste.   Joyce and his family left Trieste in June 1915 for Zurich where they remained until October 1919. The time in Zurich had proved very productive: eleven episodes of Ulysses had been completed there and had been appearing in serial form in the […]

On this day…15 October

On 15 October 1905 Joyce wrote to Grant Richards offering him Dubliners.   By the time Joyce offered Dubliners to Grant Richards, he still hadn’t written the last of the twelve stories he’d planned. In what turned out to be something of an epic publishing saga, Richards first agreed to publish Dubliners in February 1906, […]

On this day…14 October

Around 14 October 1916 Joyce thanked Ezra Pound for sending him a copy of Lustra.   Lustra, Pound’s first book of poetry for five years, was mainly a collection of poems that had already appeared in various periodicals. The poems indicate some of the similarities between the literary projects of Joyce and Pound, and the […]