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    Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author

    the author Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about how time spent in the north of Scotland inspired her latest novel "The Closet Of Savage Mementos", published by New Island Books    

    Official website at www.nualanichonchuir.com

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    IMPAC Literary Award

    In the continuing series this week Kay Sheehy reviews the IMPAC Literary Award shortlisted novel “The Sound Of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, published by Bloomsbury

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    Joel Dicker, author

    Joel Dicker, the Swiss writer and author of “The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair”, published by MacLehose  

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    Flannery O'Connor's non-fiction writing

    Peter Murphy reviews “Mystery & Manners: Occasional Prose”, a collection of the non-fiction writing of Flannery O’Connor (published by Faber & Faber to mark the 50th anniversary of her death)

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    Madeleine D'Arcy, author

    Madeleine D’Arcy, Hennessy Literary Award-winning writer talks about her first collection of short fiction “Waiting For The Bullet”, published by Doire Press  

    Official website at www.madeleinedarcy.com

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    Niall Williams, author

    Abie Philbin Bowman meets author Niall Williams who talks about latest novel “History Of The Rain” (published by Bloomsbury) and how it was influenced by his living in Kiltumper, Co Clare

    Official website at www.niallwilliams.com

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    Book review

    Eithne Shorthall reviews “Every Day Is For The Thief” by Teju Cole, published by Random House

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    Bob Dylan fans

    John Byrne looks at a new book "The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land of Bob" by David Kinney (published by Simon & Schuster) and wonders what is it about Bob Dylan that inspires such obsessive devotion in his fans?   

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    IMPAC Literary Award

    Kay Sheehy with the second of her reviews of the novels on the IMPAC shortlist - “Three Strong Women” by Marie NDiaye, published by MacLehose Press

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    Sebastian Barry

    an interview with author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel "The Temporary Gentleman" (published by Faber & Faber) and the film version of "The Secret Scripture" that is in the works   

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