Every Dubliner has their own story about James Joyce, and no one more so than our best-known Joycean, Senator David Norris. Senator Norris has been at the heart of Joyce’s Dublin for nearly sixty years. For our Bloomsday Interview, Senator Norris sat down with Irish journalist, RTE presenter and former newsreader Anne Doyle to discuss all things Joyce. The interview took place in Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College on the Eve of the Bloomsday Festival.
David Norris is one of Ireland’s leading Joyce scholars, he was Founding Chairman of the James Joyce Centre and the North Great Georges Street Preservation Society. He is also known for his work on national and international human and civil rights and equality issues as well as the conservation of Dublin’s architectural heritage.As part of the event, Senator Norris presented The David Norris Award for significant contribution to Joycean Dublin and Bloomsday to this year’s winner, Robert Nicholson.