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This weekend on Documentary on Newstalk, producer Regan Hutchins tells the story of how thousands of books by Irish and International authors were banned in Ireland in the 20th Century. 

The 1929 Censorship of Publications Act was aimed at keeping information about birth-control and abortion away from Irish readers. In 1930s and 40s Ireland, it soon became the norm for anything informally known as Evil Literature to be banned outright. This included most of what are now considered great works of the 20th Century.

This documentary assesses the impact of a strict regime of censorship on writers and readers over a 40 year period, leading up to the 1970s and it hears how censorship and self-censorship is not a thing of the past.

Evil Literature and Censorship

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Evil Literature and Censorship is presented and produced by award winning producer Regan Hutchins who is joined by Declan Kiberd, Aoife Bhreatnach, Jana Fischerova, Julia Carlson, Andrea Nagle, Noelle Dowling, James Kelly and Pól Ó Duibhir

Evil Literature and Censorship is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Sound & Vision Scheme.

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