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    "Sister Caravaggio" review

    Eithne Shortall reviews “Sister Caravaggio”, a crime thriller co-written by 7 well-known Irish authors (published by Liberties Press)

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    Mavis Gallant profile

    Louisa Cameron profiles The New Yorker short-story writer, the Canadian Mavis Gallant

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    Martin Amis public interview

    Excerpt from a forthcoming Arena public interview with Martin Amis, recorded at the recent ‘Mountains to Sea’ Festival. In this clip he answers an audience question about his friendship with the writer Christopher Hitchens

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    Cormac James, author

    Cormac James talks about his latest novel “The Surfacing”, a story set in the 1850's aboard a ship on an Arctic expedition to the North West Passage  (published by Sandstone Press)

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    Rachel Cusk, author

    Rachel Cusk talks about her latest novel “Outline”, the story of a woman who goes to Greece to give a writing workshop (published by Faber & Faber)

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    "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

    Sinead Gleeson takes a fresh look at the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, which caused controversy when published in 1899 because of its frank portrayal of a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage (new edition published by Canongate)

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    Amy Bloom, author

    Amy Bloom talks about her novel “Lucky Us”, the story of Iris and Eva who are half-sisters trying to bond when they move to Hollywood so one can be a star (published by Granta)

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    Book Review: Bitter Remedy by Conor Fitzgerald

    Bitter Remedy is the fifth novel from Rome-based crime writer Conor Fitzgerald, and the latest in his series of books featuring Commissioner Alec Blume. Declan Burke has been reading it for us.

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