Books

Monday 30th May

"Nothing On Earth" by Conor O'Callaghan

Poet/author Conor O’Callaghan talks about his debut novel “Nothing On Earth”, featuring an unreliable narrator's sensual recollections of his attraction to a 12 year old girl (published by Doubleday Ireland)

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

Kay Sheehy with the eighth review of the 10 novels on the shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James, a violent and graphic novel spanning several decades from the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1976 to the crack wars in New York in the 1980’s (published by Riverhead Books)

Official website:   http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from the story “Multitudes” from her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” (published by Faber)

Friday 27th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

Kay Sheehy with the seventh review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson, the third in the trilogy of novels set in the imaginary town of Gilead, Iowa (published by Virago)

Official website: www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

Thursday 26th May

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from the story “Here We Are” from her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” (published by Faber)

Review: “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life”, the autobiography of Wilko Johnson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life”, the autobiography of Wilko Johnson, the lead singer with 1970’s punk band Dr Feelgood (published by Little Brown)

"Out On A Western Plain” by photographer Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin chats about his latest exhibition and accompanying book of photography “Out On A Western Plain” at the Custom House Studios Westport, a collection of images from the American south west

Official website:   www.michaelmclaughlinstudios.com

Exhibition details:   www.customhousestudios.ie  

(image:  The Three Sisters, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California)

Wednesday 25th May

"The Fallout" by Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott talks about her novel “The Fallout”, following the lives of four women who are coping in Ireland post economic crash (published by Poolbeg)

Tour details:  www.margaretscottbooks.com  

Review: “Paul McCartney:The Life”, a biography by Philip Norman

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Paul McCartney: The Life”, a biography by Philip Norman (published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Tuesday 24th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" by Dave Eggers

Kay Sheehy with the sixth review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" by Dave Eggers - a man haunted by the death of his friend in a police shooting kidnaps seven people and brings them to a deserted army base in California to discuss issues like the lack of purpose for young men like him

Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

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