Pue’s Interviews is a regular series of short questions and answers with those who work in the history industry in Ireland – in the museums, universities, publishers, libraries, archives and elsewhere – to give an insight into the people who make it tick. The editors of Pue’s Occurrences thought it only fair that we should kick off by answering the questions ourselves, so here goes…
Interview date: 18 May 2009
What book do you wish you had written?
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. She may be the best nonfiction writer I have ever read.
What would you do if you were not doing this?
When was the last time you used Wikipedia?
Yesterday, to look up Thomas Cromwell.
What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
I’ll just pick one from my own time period and say the Great Famine.
What are you reading now?
Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel at home and Rat by Jonathan Burt in work.
Tags: Juliana Adelman