Books

Tuesday 4th October

"Louis MacNeice: In A Between World" by Christopher J Fauske

Christopher J Fauske, Professor of Communications at Salem State University, Massachusetts discusses his book "Louis MacNeice: In A Between World" (published by Irish Academic Press) .

"Resolution" by A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson, author of "Resolution", which tells the story of Captain Cook’s second voyage of discovery to the South Atlantic, Tahiti and New Zealand  through the eyes of a seventeen year ...

Monday 3rd October

Winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016

The winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016 - "The Speed of Light and How It Cannot Help Us"  by Chris Connolly. A story exploring the complicated nature of unconditional ...

"Ireland: The Autobiography" edited by John Bowman

Gerald Dawe talks about the book "Ireland: The Autobiography" edited by John Bowman, one hundred years in the life of the nation as told by it's people   

Friday 30th September

"Hostages" by Oisín Fagan

 Oisín Fagan chats about his debut collection of short stories set in rural Ireland,  "Hostages" (published by New Island Books)

Wednesday 28th September

Review: "Born To Run", the Bruce Springsteen autobiography

Alan Corr reviews the Bruce Springsteen autobiography “Born to Run” 

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction - "The Drowning Child" by Alex Barclay (published by Harper Collins), "A Climate Of Fear" by Fred Vargas (published by ...

Tuesday 27th September

"The House On Seaview Road" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh chats about her latest novel "The House On Seaview Road", following the lives of two sisters on the cusp of adulthood growing up in Dublin in the 1980's 

Monday 26th September

Review: "The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1966 – 1989"

Eithne Shortall reviews the fourth and final collection of Samuel Beckett’s letters, spanning the years 1966 to 1989 (published by Cambridge University Press)  

Friday 23rd September

"The Lesser Bohemians" by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride reads an extract from her latest novel “The Lesser Bohemians” (published by Faber & Faber)

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