Books

Wednesday 9th August

Review: "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch / Glen Campbell RIP

Ken Sweeney recalls the career of country music star Glen Campbell whose death was announced last night  /  he also reviews "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch

Review: "Madame Zero" by Sarah Hall

Yvonne Nolan reviews "Madame Zero" by Sarah Hall, a collection of short stories about the strange experiences that happen to a variety of women (published by Faber)

Friday 4th August

"Natterbeans" by June Caldwell

June Caldwell reads from "Natterbeans", one of the short stories in her latest collection 'Room Little Darker' (published by New Island Books)

Thursday 3rd August

"Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life" by Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li talks about her memoir "Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life", written when she was in the grip of suicidal depression (published by ...

Tuesday 1st August

Review: "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler (published by Omnibus Press)

Monday 31st July

"The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" by Johnny Rogan

Johnny Rogan, author of "The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" (published by Random House)

Thursday 27th July

Review: "The Light Makers" by Mary O'Donnell

Eithne Shortall reviews "The Light Makers" by Mary O'Donnell, the story of a woman whose marriage is in trouble because she cannot conceive. It was first published 25 years ago ...

Wednesday 26th July

Review: "Modern Gods" by Nick Laird

Aoife Barry reviews "Modern Gods", the new novel from Nick Laird which crosses from Belfast to Papua New Guinea in an examination of the history and religion of those two ...

Tuesday 25th July

Review: "The Power" by Naomi Alderman

Sinead Gleeson reviews "The Power" by Naomi Alderman, a futuristic story where almost all the women in the world develop the power to electrocute at will; it won this year’s ...

Monday 24th July

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction – "Lola" by Melissa Scrivner Love, "The Gallows Pole" by Benjamin Myers, "Low Heights" by Pascal Garnier, "Exquisite" by Sarah Stovell, "Hell’s ...

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