Earlier this month, Arts Tonight on RTÉ (a sort of Irish NPR) broadscasted a panel discussion about the legacy of J.G. Farrell. Two books of Farrell's Empire Trilogy have been awarded the Booker Prize: The Siege of Krishnapur, which won in 1973, and Troubles, which won the special "Lost Booker" prize for 1970 this year.
The panelists discussing why the works of J.G. Farrell remain so "delightful, fresh, and significant" are:
Gerald Dawe, a poet, essayist, and professor at Trinity College, Dublin
Peter Straus, the man behind the Lost Booker Prize
Bridget O'Toole Walsh, critic and friend of J.G. Farrell