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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)


    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.


    Books - Latest Fiction

    Edel Coffey looks at the latest popular fiction just published or about to be published. Her list includes:

    Roisin Meaney’s After the Wedding is published by Hachette books

    If You Were Me by Sheila O’ Flanagan is published by Headline

    The Blazing World from Siri Hustvedt has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize this year…and is published by Simon & Schuster

    Ciara Geraghty’s Now That I’ve Found You is published by Hachette Books.

    A debut novel from the English journalist Cáitlin Moran called How to Build a Girl, is published by Ebury Press.

    A couple of books now that haven’t been published yet:

    Each and Every One by Rachael English will be published by Orion Books on the 11th of September.

    Finally then is the latest novel from one of the doyennes of Irish popular fiction Cathy Kelly, it’s called It Started with Paris and is available on 9th October from Orion Books 


    DBC Pierre, author

    author DBC Pierre talks about his latest novel “Breakfast With The Borgias”, a horror novella about a professor isolated in a hotel in Suffolk (published by Hammer)


    "All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews

    Canadian author Miriam Toews talks about her novel “All My Puny Sorrows”, the story of two Mennonite sisters, one of whom is intent on ending her life (published by Faber & Faber)


    Publishing on Twitter

    Edel Coffey on Booker-nominated novelist David Mitchell publishing his new short story “The Right Sort” exclusively on Twitter (@david_mitchell)

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