Books

Friday 19th January

Review: "Peach" by Emma Glass

Sorcha Kenny reviews "Peach", the debut novel by Emma Glass which follows a young woman's experiences in the immediate aftermath of a rape (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 18th January

Review: "The Reservoir Tapes" by Jon McGregor

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "The Reservoir Tapes" by Jon McGregor, a collection of stories which is a companion piece to last year's novel "Reservoir 13" (published by Fourth Estate)

Friday 12th January

Review: "The Wanderers" by Tim Pears

Declan Burke reviews "The Wanderers" by Tim Pears, the second in his West Country trilogy and sequel to The Horseman (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 11th January

"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss reads an extract from her most recent novel "Forest Dark" (published by Bloomsbury)  

Monday 8th January

3 short stories that caused a stir

Sinead Gleeson looks at three short stories that caused a stir on publication - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk

"The Weekend Dad" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh, author of "The Weekend Dad", about a struggling poet who has to become a father to the daughter he didn't know he had (published by Hachette Ireland)

Thursday 4th January

Review: "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado, a debut collection of short stories exploring the reality of women's lives and the violence inflicted on their ...

Thursday 28th December

Literary interviews on the show in 2017

A special programme looking back at some of the interviews with authors during the past year

Tuesday 19th December

Review: "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown

Sorcha Kenny reviews "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Thursday 14th December

Homelessness and "The Stinging Fly"

Méabh De Brún reads her story "Liminal Bus Café", as featured in the Winter edition of The Stinging Fly in which writers respond to the issue of homelessness

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