Tuesday 14th March

"The End of Eddy" by Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis reads an excerpt from his novel "The End of Eddy" (published by Penguin Random House)  

"Ithaca" by Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle talks about his debut novel "Ithaca", set in 2009 as the Celtic Tiger crashes and a young boy and girl in small town Ireland go looking for adventure ...

Review:"The Hearts Invisible Furies" by John Boyne

Yvonne Nolan reviews "The Hearts Invisible Furies" by John Boyne, which opens in 1945 and follows the life of a gay man Cyril Avery, from his birth in West Cork to ...

Monday 13th March

"Lincoln In The Bardo" by George Saunders

George Saunders, author of “Lincoln In The Bardo”, set during the American Civil War it takes place one night in a cemetery in Washington D.C. where Willie Lincoln - younger son ...

"The Coroner's Daughter" by Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes reads an extract from his novel “The Coroner’s Daughter” (published by Doubleday Ireland)

Thursday 9th March

'Once Upon A Time In The East' by Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo chats about her memoir “Once Upon A Time In The East”, tracing her life from an impoverished childhood in rural China, her rebellious years in Beijing to an ...

Wednesday 8th March

"Orange Blossom Days" by Patricia Scanlan

Patricia Scanlan chats about her latest novel "Orange Blossom Days", following the lives and dramas of the residents of a luxury apartment complex on the Costa del Sol (published by ...

Tuesday 7th March

"4321" by Paul Auster

Paul Auster talks about his latest novel "4321", chronicling the four parallel lives of a boy called Archie born in New Jersey in 1947 (published by Faber)

Monday 27th February

"The Coroner's Daughter" by Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes chats about his latest novel "The Coroner's Daughter", set in Dublin in 1816 it's a murder investigation told from the perspective of the 18-year old daughter of the ...

Essay: Hanna Greally and Ireland's mental health services

Daniel Seery with an essay about Hanna Greally from Athlone, who wrote about her experiences as a patient in a midlands psychiatric hospital in the 1940's



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