Pop Fiction

Pop Fiction

Never one to judge a book by its cover, Ann Marie Hourihane dissects the world of popular women’s fiction. From Maeve Binchy to Cecelia Ahern, Irish women have conquered the international bestseller charts, putting Ireland and her writers on the map. Is it fair to call this genre “chick-lit”? And why does that phrase provoke such strong reactions from authors and readers alike? Why, too, are Irish writers so good at it? Contributors include best-selling and celebrated authors Marian Keyes, Sheila O’Flanagan, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly, along with godmothers of the genre, Patricia Scanlan and Maeve Binchy.

RTÉ One, 1 x 60′ documentary, 2007

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