Books

Wednesday 30th August

3 books on....fascism

Daragh Downes with his pick of three novels on the theme of fascism – "It Can’t Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis, "Between The Acts" by Virginia Woolf and "Lord of ...

Tuesday 29th August

Review: "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster

Tony Clayton Lea reviews "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster (published by Omnibus Press)  

Review: "Go Went Gone" by Jenny Erpenbeck

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "Go Went Gone" by Jenny Erpenbeck, about a recently widowed and retired professor who becomes embroiled in the lives of protesting asylum seekers in Berlin (published ...

Monday 28th August

"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss talks about her latest novel "Forest Dark", about two characters at a crossroads in their life. One is a wealthy lawyer in his sixties and the other is an author ...

Friday 25th August

Review: "Smile" by Roddy Doyle

Eileen Battersby reviews "Smile" by Roddy Doyle, about an old man, alone for the first time in years and struggling with painful memories of his school days with the Christian ...

Thursday 24th August

"The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty reads an extract from his novel "The Sellout" (published by One World)

Wednesday 23rd August

Review: "Midwinter Break" by Bernard MacLaverty

Eithne Shortall reviews "Midwinter Break" by Bernard MacLaverty, a novel about an elderly couple and their trip to Amsterdam (published by Jonathan Cape)

The enduring popularity of Agatha Christie

John Curran discusses why the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie are as popular now as when they were first created

Laura Albert/JT LeRoy at the IFI

Laura Albert, who caused a sensation when she was revealed as the true identity of the literary persona JT LeRoy Details of screening at IFI:   http://ifi.ie/author-the-jt-leroy-story-qa/

Tuesday 22nd August

Review: "Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" by Allan Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock n’ Roll War Stories" by Allan Jones (published by Bloomsbury)

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