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    Love Songs:The Hidden History

    Love Songs have been part of human culture for thousands of years. But where did they originate? And how have they developed and changed across the centuries? These are some of the questions, posed in a new book. ‘Love Songs: The Hidden History’ by Ted Gioia, published by Oxford University Press. John Byrne has been reading it...

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    The Metamorphosis

    Daragh Downes joined Sean in studio to talk about Frank Kafka’s short story ‘The Metamorphosis’ which was published 100 years ago. It tells the story of a man who wakes up one day to find that he has been transformed into a beetle.

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    "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his latest novel “The Buried Giant”, a fable (set in post-Roman Britain after the death of King Arthur) about a couple on a journey to find their long-lost son (published by Faber & Faber)

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    Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015

    Sara Baume who has just been announced as the winner of the Hennessy New Irish Writer prize and the Emerging Fiction Writer for her short story “Dancing Or Beginning To Dance”

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    "Love On The Road 2015"

    Sam Tranum and Lois Kapila, editors of a collection of twelve short stories on the themes of love and travel - “Love On The Road 2015” (published by Liberties Press)

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    Book review: "Touch" by Claire North

    Rick O’Shea reviews “Touch” by Claire North, a science fiction novel set in Istanbul about a character called Kepler who survives by inhabiting other people’s bodies (published by Orbit Books)

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    Book review: "Holy Cow" by David Duchovny

    Róisín Dwyer reviews ‘Holy Cow’ by the actor David Duchovny, the tale of a group of animals running away from a farm to freedom (published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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