Caroline O’Donoghue is an Irish author, journalist and host of the award-winning podcast, Sentimental Garbage. For the August edition of the Limerick Lady podcast, Ann Blake and Emma Langford chat with Caroline about the music that defined their youth, the regression to their teens due to the pandemic, the fear of being a bad role model, and drawing on real life (or not) in making art.
You can listen to Reliving the Teenage Experience here.
Caroline O’Donoghue has contributed to Grazia, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times. On publication of her first novel in 2018, Promising Young Women, she was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Newcomer of the Year and the Kate O’Brien Award. Her next adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, was published by Virago in 2020, and the paperback edition was chosen as the Waterstones ‘Irish Book of the Month’ in July 2021. Caroline’s YA debut, All Our Hidden Gifts, was published in the UK/US by Walker in May/June 2021. Caroline was born in Cork but currently lives in London with her partner and a terrier with chronic eye problems.
The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement shining a spotlight on female performing artists. The aim of the Limerick Lady is to boost female visibility, encourage gender parity across the board, and encourage young women to embark on careers in typically male-dominated industries. The podcast is co-hosted by Emma Langford and Ann Blake, and recorded with support from The Limerick Post Newspaper and the Feminist Supermarket at Ormston House.
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