My life in the books: Edel Coffey

Edel Coffey is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. She began working with the Sunday Tribune, was a presenter and reporter for RTÉ radio, editor of the Irish Independent Weekend Magazine and editor of the Irish Independent. Breaking Point is published by Sphere on Thursday.

Books at your bedside?
I go to bed with great ambitions to read a lot, despite the fact that I usually fall asleep after a page or two. For this reason, I have a lot of short books, journalism, and essay collections on the pile. I am rereading Maeve’s time, selected by Maeve Binchy irish time the columns, which are so funny; and The Reader by Fran Lebowitz, that I bought after watching the Netflix documentary Pretend it’s a city. I also keep my Kindle next to me for insomnia so I can read in the dark. I tend to only buy books on Kindle that I can’t find in print, so it’s a hodgepodge of academic or out-of-print books.

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