Books

Tuesday 23rd May

"Ithaca" by Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle reads an extract from his debut novel "Ithaca" (published by Picador)

Monday 22nd May

Review: "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

Darryl Jones reviews "The Hopkins Conundrum", the debut novel by Simon Edge, a comedy in three parts that links the life and poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a maritime disaster ...

"Married Quarters" by Shane Connaughton

Shane Connaughton talks about his current novel "Married Quarters", set in a garda barracks in a remote border village in 1950's Ireland (published by Penguin Ireland)

Loves: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Choreographer Philip Connaughton explains why he Loves the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Friday 19th May

Review: "When Light Is Like Water" by Molly McCloskey

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "When Light Is Like Water" by Molly McCloskey, about an American woman who falls in love with an Irishman and moves to Sligo but after the ...

Thursday 18th May

Review: "The Iron Age" by Arja Kajermo

Sorcha Kenny reviews "The Iron Age" by Arja Kajermo, set in Finland after the end of World War II about a young girl and her poverty-stricken family (published by Tramp ...

Wednesday 17th May

"Vicious Circle" by CJ Box

CJ Box talks about his latest novel "Vicious Circle", the 17th in the crime series featuring the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett (published by Head of Zeus)

Tuesday 16th May

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

Kay Sheehy with her fourth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara (published by Picador) Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Review: "Animation: The Global History" by Maureen Furniss

Dan Nosella reviews "Animation: The Global History" by Maureen Furniss (published by Thames & Hudson)  

Monday 15th May

"The Therapy House" by Julie Parsons

Julie Parsons talks about her latest novel "The Therapy House", a psychological thriller set almost entirely in Dun Laoghaire about the murder of a retired judge and the killing of ...

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