Books

Friday 20th April

"Property: A Collection" by Lionel Shriver

Writer and journalist, Lionel Shriver talks about her book "Property: A Collection" (published by Borough Press)

Wednesday 18th April

Dr Rebecca Barr on "Clarissa" and its relevance in the 21st century

Dr Rebecca Barr discusses the 18th century novel "Clarissa" by Samuel Richardson and its relevance in the 21st century.

Review: "The Long Take" by Robin Robertson

Jessica Traynor reviews "The Long Take", a full length verse novel by the Scottish poet Robin Robertson (published by Picador Poetry).

Monday 16th April

Dublin: One City One Book - "The Long Gaze Back"

A special programme on Dublin: One City One Book - this year's book is "The Long Gaze Back - An Anthology of Irish Women Writers" & editor, Sinéad Gleeson joined ...

Friday 13th April

"To Throw Away Unopened" by Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine chats about "To Throw Away Unopened", her second memoir which chronicles her search for the truth about her family relationships, power and her identity as a rebel (published ...

Tuesday 10th April

"The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore" by Peter Laws

Author, film critic and Baptist minister Peter Laws talks about his book "The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore" (published by Icon Books)

Monday 9th April

"Dear Mrs Bird" by AJ Pearce

AJ Pearce talks about her debut novel "Dear Mrs Bird", a story of women, friendship and bravery in war-torn London of 1941 (published by Picador)

Friday 6th April

Review: "From A Low and Quiet Sea" by Donal Ryan

Daragh Downes reviews "From A Low and Quiet Sea" by Donal Ryan, a novel that spans war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland with three men, scarred by all they have loved ...

Tuesday 3rd April

Essay: the writer Amanda McKittrick Ros

Lia Mills with an essay about the Irish novelist Amanda McKittrick Ros, about whom it has been asked "is this the worst writer of all time?"

Wednesday 28th March

Review: "Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop" by Garth Cartwright

Tony Clayton Lea reviews "Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop" by Garth Cartwright (published by Flood Gallery Publishing)

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