The Works Presents Joseph O’Connor | 23 November 2023 | 25 mins

John Kelly meets well-known novelist, screenwriter and playwright, Joseph O’Connor, to talk about his writing, teaching at UL and his latest novel, “My Father’s House”.

‘We’re here to stand for better’: Joseph O’Connor introduces My Father’s House

Shadowplay video trailer

Shadowplay Q&A – Part 1

Shadowplay Q&A – Part 2

Shadowplay Dracula, Dublin, and the dark of Victorian theatre | FRANCE 24

ON THE SHELF Episode 1 – Joseph O’Connor | The Sunday Times Ireland


  • 26 Feb 2023 | RTE Radio 1 | My Father’s House | Listen Here

    Sunday Miscellany – Joseph on the Irish Monsignor who helped Jewish people to safety in Rome.

  • 04 Oct 2020 | BBC Sounds | Star of the Sea | Listen Here

    Joseph O’Connor talks about his novel of Irish emigration at the time of the Famine, Star of the Sea with James Naughtie and readers.

  • 08 Jun 2019 | Irish Times / Apple Podcast | Shadowplay | Listen Here

    Joseph talks to Martin Doyle about his new novel Shadowplay, a complicated love affair featuring Dracula creator Bram Stoker, the first Irish writer he fell for.

  • 12 Jan 2013 | BBC Sounds | Re-imagining the City: Dublin | Listen Here

    In Re-Imagining the City Joseph O’Connor offers us a new story of Dublin. He grew up knowing that this city was the setting for so many literary masterpieces – it was like living on a film set.