Thursday 28th April

Maeve Brennan in New York, a lecture by Anne Enright

Anne Enright who will deliver her first lecture tonight at New York University as part of her term as Laureate for Irish Fiction. The title of her lecture is “An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan and the Streets of New York”

Winners of the Hennessy Literary Awards 2016

Announcing the winners of this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards 

Wednesday 27th April

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction –

“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (published by Corsair)

“The Other Mrs Walker” by Mary Paulson-Ellis (published by Mantle)

“The Wing-Orderly’s Tales” by Carlo Gébler (published by New Island)

“Dead Secret” by Ava McCarthy (published by Harper)

“Blood Will Out” by Walter Kirn (published by Corsair)

Review: “1971: Never A Dull Moment” by David Hepworth

Róisín Dwyer reviews “1971: Never A Dull Moment” by David Hepworth, a love letter to the year that saw a lot of changes in the world of music and culture (published by Bantam Press)

"Through The Night" by Siobhan Mannion

Siobhan Mannion reads an extract from her story “Through The Night” as featured in the latest Irish writing edition of Granta Magazine

Tuesday 26th April

Granta Magazine showcases new Irish writing

Marking the latest edition of Granta Magazine which is dedicated to showcasing new Irish writing, poetry and photography, in the company of acting deputy editor of Granta Magazine Luke Brown, authors Sally Rooney, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, John Connell and poet Stephen Sexton

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Monday 25th April

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "The End of Days" by Jenny Erpenbeck

Kay Sheehy with the first review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “The End of Days” by Jenny Erpenbeck, a story that spans the 20th century and follows one woman through five lives and each time she dies the question is posed –what might her life have been like? (published by Granta Books)

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Monday 18th April

Essay: Lisa McInerney, author of "The Glorious Heresies"

Lisa McInerney reads her essay about how her debut novel “The Glorious Heresies” (which has been shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016) was automatically assigned a female gender

Thursday 14th April

"Twisted River" by Siobhan MacDonald

Siobhan MacDonald reads an extract from her forthcoming debut novel “Twisted River” (published by Canelo Books)

Tuesday 12th April

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - 2016 shortlist

Kay Sheehy reviews the novels on the shortlist for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -

'Academy Street' by Mary Costello

'Our Lady of the Nile' by Scolastique Mukasonga

'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

'Outlaws' by Javier Cercas’

'Diary of the Fall' by Michel Laub

'A Short History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

'Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?' by David Eggers

'Dept. of Speculation' by Jenny Offill

'Family Life' by Akhil Sharma

'Lila' by Marilynne Robertson



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