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    Celebrating Eileen Gray

    Mary McGuckian, director of the documentary film “The Price of Desire” and Jennifer Goff, curator of the National Museum of Ireland’s Eileen Gray exhibition and author of “Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World”  (published by Irish Academic Press)

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    Best crime fiction of 2014

    Declan Burke with his selection of the best crime fiction of 2014 – 

    “Blue Is The Night” by Eoin McNamee,  “Unravelling Oliver” by Liz Nugent,  “The Black Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black,  “The Wolf In Winter” by John Connolly,  “The Boy That Never Was” by Karen Perry, “The Missing File” by DA Mishani,  “Irene” by Pierre Lamaitre, “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith,  “The Monogram Murders” by Sophie Hannah,  “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly

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    Jessica Traynor, poet

    Jessica Traynor reads her poem “The Water Table” from her latest collection “Liffey Swim”

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    "The American Lover" by Rose Tremain

    Rose Tremain talks about her latest book, a collection of short stories on the themes of isolation & loneliness – “The American Lover” (published by Chatto & Windus)

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    Music books for Christmas

    Simon Maher with recommendations for music memoirs for Christmas –

    “Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me” by Bernard Sumner (published by Bantam Press)

    “Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac” by Mick Fleetwood (published by Little Brown)

    “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol (published by Touchstone)

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    Book review: "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

    Yvonne Nolan reviews “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson, the final book in an American trilogy set in the fictional town of Gilead and chronicling the lives of Minister John Ames and his friend Robert Boughton (published by Virago)

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    Christmas gifts and poetry

    Dave Lordan with his recommendations for Christmas gifts of poetry -

    "Blood Oranges" by Dylan Brennan (published by Penny Dreadful Press)

    "Pirate Music" by Miriam Gamble (published by Bloodaxe)

    "The Rooms" by Peter Sirr (published by Gallery Press)

    "The Zebra Stood In The Night" by Kerry Hardie (published by Bloodaxe)

    Irish anthology of the year - "Berryman's Fate: A Centenary Celebration In Verse" (published by Arlen House)

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