Books

Thursday 7th December

"The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid

A panel discuss "The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, which examines how the domestic space, both physical and metaphorical, influenced the writings of a wide ...

Wednesday 6th December

"In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast" by Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe, author of "In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast", a book mapping the places in Belfast that inspired Van's music (published by Merrion Press)

Review: "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon

Declan Burke reviews "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon, a trio of short novellas by the Belgian crime writer (published by Penguin Classics)    

Tuesday 5th December

"The End of Outrage" by Breandán Mac Suibhne

Breandán Mac Suibhne talks about his book "The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland", which focuses on west Donegal in the aftermath of the Great Famine (published by ...

Friday 1st December

Review: "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth

Declan Burke reviews "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth, the second in his series based on the imagined youth of William Shakespeare, an aspiring actor and spy (published by ...

Wednesday 29th November

"Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums" by Maryam Omidi

Maryam Omidi chats about "Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums", her book of photographs of sanatoriums/spas all over Soviet-era Russia (published by Fuel Publishing)

Tuesday 28th November

Charles Dickens and Christmas on film

Chris Wasser looks at how "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens has influenced how Christmas has been portrayed on film ever since

Monday 27th November

"Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" by Ron Hutchinson

Ron Hutchinson chats about his memoir "Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" (published by Oberon Books)

Thursday 23rd November

"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

Brendan Twomey of Trinity College is a Jonathan Swift scholar and he looks at "A Modest Proposal", one of Swift's most famous works written almost 300 years ago Jonathan Swift ...

Wednesday 22nd November

Review: "Dunbar" by Edward St Aubyn

Owen Roe reviews "Dunbar", a novel by Edward St Aubyn which re-imagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a man called Henry Dunbar who is Canadian media mogul (published by Hogarth Shakespeare)

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