Books

Wednesday 27th September

Review: "Autumn" by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Kay Sheehy reviews "Autumn" by Karl Ove Knausgaard, in which the Norwegian author addresses his unborn child in a novel about the strangeness of the world (published by Harvill Secker)

A profile of AA Milne

Gráinne Clear with a profile of the writer AA Milne

Review: "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Monday 25th September

"First Time Ever" by Peggy Seeger

Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger chats about her memoir "First Time Ever" (published by Faber & Faber)

"Black Dahlia, Red Rose" by Piu Eatwell

Piu Eatwell talks about going back to investigate the famous murder in Los Angeles in 1947 of 22-year old Elizabeth Short for her novel "Black Dahlia, Red Rose" (published by ...

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 ...

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