Books

Thursday 8th December

"Istanbul Istanbul" by Burhan Sonmez

Turkish author Burnhan Sonmez chats about “Istanbul Istanbul”, a modern-day reworking of Boccaccio’s Decameron, with four political prisoners in Istanbul who share a cramped cell tell each other stories and ...

Wednesday 7th December

"Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel", a biography by John Stubbs

John Stubbs, author of the biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel” (published by Random House)

Tuesday 6th December

'The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir' by Lesley Allen

Lesley Allen talks about her debut novel “The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir”, about the effect school bullying has on the adult life of a woman called Biddy (published by ...

Review: graphic novel "Hound", volume 2

Dave Hendrick reviews volume 2 of the Irish graphic novel “Hound: Defender”, written by Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin it’s a re-imagining of the myth of Cú Chulainn

Monday 5th December

Review: 'Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983' by Tim Lawrence

Jim Carroll reviews the book “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence (published by Duke University Press)   

'On Raglan Road' by Gerard Hanberry

Gerard Hanberry whose book “On Raglan Road” explains the stories of the women who inspired some of the best-known Irish love songs (published by Collins Press)

Thursday 1st December

Review: "Cured", a memoir by Lol Tolhurst

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys”, a memoir by The Cure founding member and drummer Lol Tolhurst (published by Da Capo Press)   

Wednesday 30th November

"The Blocks" by Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson chats about his debut novel “The Blocks”, a coming of age story, about a young boy growing up in O’Devaney Gardens in north inner-city Dublin (published by New ...

Monday 28th November

"The Dark Flood Rises" by Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble talks about her latest novel “The Dark Flood Rises”, where the five main characters are all concerned with impending death and their mortality (published by Canongate)

"Castles" by Tara Flynn, part of "Looking At The Stars" anthology

Tara Flynn reads her essay “Castles” which is part of a collection of poems, stories and essays called "Looking at the Stars", an anthology in aid of the Simon Community and ...

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