Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

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Book Talk branches out into both non-fiction and graphic novels with the unconventional biography Dotter of Her Father's Eyes. Mary and Bryan Talbot's book follows two life stories: that of Mary, the daughter of a pre-eminent scholar of James Joyce, and of Joyce's own daughter, Lucia. The unique approach to the biographies helped make this the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award earlier this year.

Host Paul Gallagher sits down with books journalist Keir Hind and artist and graphic novel writer Damon Herd to discuss how well this book works as a graphic novel, the collaboration between author and illustrator and the role of father-daughter relationships on the page.

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