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    Round-up of the latest crime fiction

    Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction –

    “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (published by Corsair)

    “The Other Mrs Walker” by Mary Paulson-Ellis (published by Mantle)

    “The Wing-Orderly’s Tales” by Carlo Gébler (published by New Island)

    “Dead Secret” by Ava McCarthy (published by Harper)

    “Blood Will Out” by Walter Kirn (published by Corsair)

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    Granta Magazine showcases new Irish writing

    Marking the latest edition of Granta Magazine which is dedicated to showcasing new Irish writing, poetry and photography, in the company of acting deputy editor of Granta Magazine Luke Brown, authors Sally Rooney, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, John Connell and poet Stephen Sexton

    Full details:  http://granta.com 

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    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "The End of Days" by Jenny Erpenbeck

    Kay Sheehy with the first review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – “The End of Days” by Jenny Erpenbeck, a story that spans the 20th century and follows one woman through five lives and each time she dies the question is posed –what might her life have been like? (published by Granta Books)

    Official website:  /www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

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    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - 2016 shortlist

    Kay Sheehy reviews the novels on the shortlist for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -

    'Academy Street' by Mary Costello

    'Our Lady of the Nile' by Scolastique Mukasonga

    'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

    'Outlaws' by Javier Cercas’

    'Diary of the Fall' by Michel Laub

    'A Short History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    'Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?' by David Eggers

    'Dept. of Speculation' by Jenny Offill

    'Family Life' by Akhil Sharma

    'Lila' by Marilynne Robertson

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    "Mexican Hooker #1" by Carmen Aguirre

    Chilean writer Carmen Aguirre talks about her memoir “Mexican Hooker #1”, the harrowing and honest story of her life as a victim of child rape, an actress, playwright and author (published by Portobello Books)

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