Books

Wednesday 20th September

Review: "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré

Declan Burke reviews "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré, featuring former MI5 agent Guillam who has been pulled out of retirement to explain events, and possible murder, committed ...

"My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent

Gabriel Tallent talks about his debut novel "My Absolute Darling", the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl called Turtle who has a difficult and troubling relationship with her father (published ...

Monday 18th September

A public interview with Frank McGuinness

A live public interview with playwright Frank McGuinness, to mark the publication of his latest novel "The Woodcutter and His Family" (published by O'Brien Press) 

Wednesday 13th September

Shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017

Kay Sheehy with a run-down of the 6 authors on the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction Official website:  http://themanbookerprize.com

3 books on.....the land

Peter Murphy selects his 3 favourite books on themes of the land/farming - "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, "The Black Snow" by Paul Lynch and "Burial Rites" by ...

Thursday 7th September

Review: "The Break" by Marian Keyes

Mary McGill reviews "The Break" by Marian Keyes, about a marriage going through a crisis (published by Michael Joseph)

Wednesday 6th September

Review: "The Party" by Elizabeth Day

Áine Ní Ghlinn and Rex Ryan review "The Party" by Elizabeth Day (published by Fourth Estate)

Tuesday 5th September

Review: "he" by John Connolly

Declan Burke reviews "he" by John Connolly, a fictional imagining of the life of silent movie star Stan Laurel (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

Friday 1st September

Review: "Such Small Hands" by Andrés Barba

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Such Small Hands" by Andrés Barba, a chilling ghostly tale about a 7-year old girl negotiating her new life in an orphanage while having a profound attachment ...

Wednesday 30th August

3 books on....fascism

Daragh Downes with his pick of three novels on the theme of fascism – "It Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis, "Between The Acts" by Virginia Woolf and "Lord of ...

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