Friday 24th February

Review: "Fat City" by Leonard Gardner

Sinead Mooney reviews "Fat City" by Leonard Gardner, originally published in 1969 it's the story of two young men from California whose only hope of escape from a dead-end future ...

Thursday 23rd February

"Whatever Happened To Interracial Love?" by Kathleen Collins

Nina Collins, daughter of the late African-American writer, civil rights activist and film-maker Kathleen Collins whose collection of short stories “Whatever Happened To Interracial Love” has just been published, set ...

What books should you read?

Authors Lisa McInerney and Conal Creedon explain their choices of books you should read, the subject of their talk at the Ennis Book Club Festival next month Lisa's picks: " ...

Wednesday 22nd February

Review: "Find Me" by J.S. Monroe

Declan Burke reviews “Find Me”, a psychological thriller by J.S. Monroe about a man trying to discover if his girlfriend really committed suicide four years earlier or is it her he ...

Tuesday 21st February

"Grattan and Me" by Tom O'Neill

Tom O'Neill chats about his debut novel "Grattan and Me", about a mismatched pair of Irish government officials who set off on a high-minded crusade to do something good for the ...

Thursday 16th February

"Good Me, Bad Me" by Ali Land

Ali Land reads an extract from her debut novel "Good Me, Bad Me" (published by Penguin Books)  

Wednesday 15th February

"First Love" by Gwendoline Riley

Gwendoline Riley chats about her latest novel "First Love", a chronicle of a toxic marriage and contemplation on whether you can find and keep love (published by Granta) 

Tuesday 14th February

Review: "Let The Dead Speak" by Jane Casey

Arlene Hunt reviews "Let The Dead Speak" by Jane Casey, the latest in her crime thrillers with detective sergeant Maeve Kerrigan (published by Harper Collins)

Friday 10th February

"The End of Eddy" by Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis chats about his novel novel "The End of Eddy", an autobiographical novel about his childhood in an impoverished family in rural northern France (published by Harvill Secker)

Thursday 9th February

Review: "Spook Street" by Mick Herron

Declan Burke reviews "Spook Street" by Mick Herron, the fourth in his 'Jackson Lamb' series of spy novels (published by John Murray)



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