Books

Monday 7th March

Review: "Mislaid" by Nell Zink

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Mislaid” by Nell Zink (the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut “The Wallcreeper”); it’s the story of a woman who wants to be a writer, who questions her sexuality, marries unsuccessfully and decides to re-invent herself as a black woman (published by Fourth Estate)

"The Years That Followed" by Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne talks about her latest novel “The Years That Followed”, which follows the journeys of two women as they navigate life, motherhood, love, death, loss and rebirth. Their stories are separate, but intertwine in places along the telling without either women realising (published by Macmillan)

“Lost Ireland: 1860–1960” by William Derham

William Derham, guide and curator at Dublin Castle explains why he wanted to catalogue for posterity the Irish architectural gems which are now lost forever in the photo book “Lost Ireland: 1860–1960” (published by Hyde Park Editions)

Further details:  http://archiseek.com/2016/lost-ireland-500-evocative-photographs-ireland/

Thursday 3rd March

"The Wing Orderly's Tales" by Carlo Gebler

Carlo Gebler talks about his latest novel “The Wing Orderly’s Tales”, a collection of stories about the inmates of the fictional Loanend Prison outside Belfast as told by wing orderly Harold ‘Chalky’ Chalkman (published by New Island)

Wednesday 2nd March

"Waking Lions" by Ayelet Gundar Goshen

Ayelet Gundar Goshen talks about her latest novel “Waking Lions”, about a middle-class doctor who flees a hit-and-run in the desert of Israel but the wife of the victim (a refugee from Eritrea) turns up on his doorstep the next day and changes his life forever (published by Pushkin Press)

Tuesday 1st March

Review: “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson (published by Constable)

Irish/French Comic Book Festival 2016

Maura McHugh talks about the first ever Irish/French Comic Book Festival, a celebration of the art form which takes place this week at the Alliance Francaise

Full details:  http://alliance-francaise.ie/bd 

Monday 29th February

Review: “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

Wednesday 24th February

Review: “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

Rick O’Shea reviews “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp, a thriller written from the notes the fictional pop culture journalist Jack Sparks left after his death and compiled by his brother trying to establish how his brother died (published by Orbit)

Special 1916 edition of The Stinging Fly

Guest editor Sean O’Reilly and writer Evelyn Conlon explain the latest special edition of The Stinging Fly – “In The Wake Of The Rising” where 40 writers were asked to respond to the principles in the 1916 Proclamation

Full details:  www.stingingfly.org   

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