Books

Wednesday 3rd February

"Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin

Anthony Thuillier with a guide to the classic novel-in-verse “Eugene/Yevgeny Onegin” by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin for which a new translation by Anthony Briggs has just been published (published by Pushkin Press)

Monday 1st February

Review: "The Outrun" by Amy Liptrot

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Outrun” by Amy Liptrot, a memoir about a young woman's rural life on the Orkney islands, her father’s mental illness, her move to London, alcoholism and eventual move back to the islands (published by Canongate)

Tuesday 26th January

Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work” by Nicola Gordon Bowe

Nicola Gordon Bowe, author of “Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work”, a biography chronicling the life and work of the Irish stained glass artist (published by Four Courts Press)

Monday 25th January

"This Is The Ritual" by Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle talks about the characters in his latest collection of short stories “This Is The Ritual” (published by Bloomsbury)

Friday 22nd January

Review: "And Yet..", collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens

Anthony Thuillier reviews “And Yet..”, a posthumous collection of older essays by the late Christopher Hitchens (published by Atlantic Books)

Tuesday 19th January

"Try Not To Breathe" by Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon, author of “Try Not To Breathe”, her debut novel about an alcoholic journalist trying to solve a 15-year old crime (published by Corvus Books)

Wednesday 13th January

Review: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

Sinead Gleeson reviews “My Name Is Lucy Barton” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, set in the 1980's about a woman who seems to have a difficult relationship with her mother and over the course of the novel we discover why (published by Random House)

Tuesday 12th January

Review: "Rain Dogs" by Adrian McKinty

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Rain Dogs” by Adrian McKinty, the latest in the series featuring detective Sean Duffy investigating the death of a young woman found in a locked Norman castle on the shores of Belfast Lough (published by Serpents Tail)

"Walt Disney and the Little People" by Carol Taaffe

Carol Taaffe who has written an essay in the current edition (number 61) of the Dublin Review entitled “Walt Disney and the Little People”, about the connection between Walt Disney and the Irish leprechaun

Official website:  https://thedublinreview.com/winter-2015-16/

Friday 8th January

"Cockfosters" by Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson, author of short story collection “Cockfosters” (published by Jonathan Cape)

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