Welcome to the Irish Times Book Club podcast for June 2017. If this is your first time listening, you might be wondering how this works. Each month we run a series of articles on irishtimes.com on a chosen author. And at the end of each month we hold a public interview with that author at The Irish Writer's Centre on Parnell Square here in Dublin. It's free to attend. This month our chosen author is Jennifer Johnston. Jennifer's first novel The Captains and the Kings was published in 1972 when she was 42. Her latest work, Naming the Stars, a haunting tale of love, loss and memory, which was published by Tinder Press last year. Literary Correspondent Eileen Battersby interviewed Jennifer at The Irish Writer's Centre. Check irishtimes.com for information about upcoming Book Club events.