Bonnie Greer in conversation with Róisín Ingle

Bonnie Greer, Honorary Irishwoman

WATCH: Bonnie Greer in conversation with Róisín Ingle

These talks was recorded and available to watch on this page and on Galway International Arts Festival's YouTube channel. All First Thought Talks will be available to listen to on GIAF's First Thought podcast later this year.

When Bonnie Greer gave her characteristically forthright and eloquent opinion on British post–Brexit dealings with Ireland on the BBC in 2019 – ‘Don’t mess with them’ – she became a national figure here; social media exploded with praise, she received letters from admirers, all much to her bemusement. She is an American–British playwright, novelist, critic and broadcaster who has been a distinguished commentator on the arts, on heritage, on education, on race, on feminism, on gender and politics for many years. She was in conversation with Róisín Ingle, The Irish Times journalist and curator of the Women’s Podcast.

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