Psychiatrist in the Chair

The Official Biography of Anthony Clare

by Brendan Kelly & Muiris Houston

Born in Dublin in 1942, Anthony Clare was the best-known psychiatrist of his generation.

His BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrists Chair, which ran from 1982 to 2001, brought him international fame and changed the nature of broadcast interviews forever.

Famous interviewees included Stephen Fry, Anthony Hopkins, Spike Milligan, Maya Angelou and Jimmy Saville, each of whom yielded to Clare s inimitable gentle yet probing style.

Psychiatrist In The Chair - book front cover

Psychiatrist in the Chair The Official Biography of Anthony Clare is available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook at your local bookstore as well as online from October 12th, 2020.

Hardcover : 300 pages
ISBN-10: 1785373293
ISBN-13 : 978-1785373299
Publisher: Merrion Press

"Psychiatrist in the Chair" early reviews

"This book explores his life in the same depth that Clare himself would have expected as one of our greatest broadcasters.... In their often fascinating new biography, Psychiatrist in the Chair, Brendan Kelly and Muiris Houston describe his fruitful interviewing style".

Irish Independent
Kim Bielenberg

"This official biography of Clare shows us the psychiatrist and researcher as well as the media star of BBC Radio 4’s In the Psychiatrist’s Chair....What the book does, admirably, is give a truer picture of the man the tabloids dubbed Shrink to the Stars".

Irish Times
Olivia O'Leary

Dr Muiris Houston at dotMD 2019, Bailey Allen Hall NUIG

Dr. Muiris Houston

Dr Muiris Houston is Ireland’s Premier Medical Writer. As a  journalist with The Irish Times for over 20 years, he has twice won Medical Journalist of the Year awards.