Posts tagged “books”

Tim Pat interviewed on RTÉ TV’s Nationwide


On RTÉ TV’s Nationwide, Tim Pat Coogan tells Mary Kennedy about his life and the works that have made him familiar to Irish history lovers.


Memoirs of a newsman


A.P. Maginness interviews Tim Pat Coogan for The Irish News, taking a broad sweep through his life and recent memoir…

“I am gratified by the number of people that ask me why I have written this memoir now. I am glad that they think I have so much time left in me,” he laughs.


When the Writer Becomes the Subject


Cahir O’Doherty at IrishCentral.com writes

“Tim Pat Coogan, the legendary Irish editor, historian and critic, has just published a vivid new memoir throwing light on his five decades in Irish pubic life. Celebrated for his groundbreaking studies of the IRA, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, to date Coogan has written only about other people, never himself. But now, he’s discovered the unexpected rewards of telling his own tale.”

Read the full feature article


Hear Tim Pat on the challenges of autobiography – BBC Radio Ulster


Hear Tim Pat Coogan discuss the challenges of autobiography and some of the themes in his new Memoir as he joins William Crawley on Radio Ulster’s Book Programme.


Coogan Tells All


IrishCentral.com reviews Tim Pat Coogan’s new memoir…

“Coogan quite simply is the world’s leading authority on the IRA, and his book is a fascinating insight into how the peace process came about… The book reveals for the first time that it was Coogan who was chosen by peace process priest Father Alec Reid to make the initial contact with the Irish government on behalf of Sinn Fein.”

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“Writing himself into Irish history”


Conor Brady, for today’s Irish Times, reviews Tim Pat Coogan’s memoir…

“Editor of the Irish Press for almost two decades, author of a dozen books on Irish history and culture, Tim Pat Coogan’s many-stranded memoir is an instructive prism through which to view some aspects of the evolution of post-independence Ireland… It bespeaks love of country and love of life and it is punctuated with the sharp, dry humour that characterises the man.”


“So much to argue with in Tim Pat’s glorious memoir”


Read Mary Kenny’s review for the Irish Independent…

“The whole ensemble is a rich and glorious pot-pourri of Irish life and experiences over the 20th century, with which you can identify, empathise, and argue in equal measure…”


Dipping into Tim Pat’s memoir…


or ‘The day Ted Kennedy was caught short on Killiney Hill

“There is a great deal of material about the Irish Press, the North, Fianna Fail and other weighty matters in Tim Pat Coogan’s memoir, which will be published next week. But it is his stories about the people he has met, and the ones who mattered in his life, that make this book such an entertaining read.”

Today’s Irish Independent takes a sweep through some of the characters who figure in Tim Pat Coogan’s new memoir, to be published next week.

It will be fully reviewed by Mary Kenny in the newspaper next Saturday.


Irish Independent begins preview of Tim Pat’s memoir


Read Jerome Reilly’s preview of a chapter of Tim Pat Coogan’s memoir in the Sunday Independent


Book tour dates announced


To coincide with the launch of his memoir, Tim Pat Coogan will be speaking at a number of events this autumn, including…

National Library of Ireland, Dublin – Thursday 16th October
Admission to this event is free but booking is essential. Reservations will be taken from 17 September – please call (01) 6030317 to book up to two places. [NOW FULLY BOOKED]

Belfast Opera House – Saturday 25th October
Ticketed event in interview format with by Prof. Richard English (Queens University Belfast). Part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival.