Books

Friday 20th October

"After Ireland" by Declan Kiberd

Declan Kiberd discusses his new book, "After Ireland: Writing the nation from Beckett to the present", a critical overview of Irish writing since the establishment of the State (published by ...

Thursday 19th October

Review: "Fresh Complaint" by Jeffrey Eugenides

Anna Carey reviews "Fresh Complaint" by Jeffrey Eugenides, his first collection of short stories (published by 4th Estate).

Wednesday 18th October

George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for "Lincoln in the Bardo"

Listen back to George Saunders speaking to Seán Rocks about "Lincoln in the Bardo" on 13th March 2017.  

A profile of Philip Pullman

Maura McHugh with a profile of Philip Pullman, ahead of the publication of "La Belle Sauvage", Volume 1 of "The Book of Dust", his follow-up to the "His Dark Materials" ...

Friday 13th October

"Manderley Forever - The Life of Daphne du Maurier" by Tatiana de Rosnay

Author Tatiana de Rosnay talks about her latest book "Manderley Forever - The Life of Daphne du Maurier" which explores the life of the best-selling author of the novels "Rebecca", ...

Thursday 12th October

"Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same?" by Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner talks about her book "Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same? (And Other Things I Shout When I Can't Cope)" in which she looks at the ways her ...

Wednesday 11th October

Review: "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" by David Lagercrantz, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

Arlene Hunt reviews "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" by David Lagercrantz, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series (published by MacLehose)

Friday 6th October

Review: "The Red-Haired Woman" by Orhan Pamuk

Seán McKenna reviews "The Red-Haired Woman" by Orhan Pamuk, which explores the relationship between a well-digger and his young apprentice (published by Faber & Faber)

Thursday 5th October

"The Wardrobe Mistress" by Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath talks about his latest book "The Wardrobe Mistress", which is set in the theatre during the bleak aftermath of World War II in London (published by Hutchinson London)

Tuesday 3rd October

Review: "The Girl from Venice" by Martin Cruz Smith

Declan Burke reviews "The Girl from Venice" by Martin Cruz Smith, a World War II love story set in occupied Venice (published by Simon & Schuster).

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