Books

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 ...

Friday 25th November

Winter Papers, Volume 2

Writer/editor Kevin Barry and writer Sarah Maria Griffin chat about the latest “Winter Papers”, volume 2 of the annual Irish anthology of stories, essays and visual art (published by Curlew ...

Thursday 24th November

"The Last Poets" by Christine Otten

Christine Otten, author of “The Last Poets” (a novel exploring the life and music of several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights ...

Wednesday 23rd November

Review: "A Life In Parts" by Bryan Cranston

Harvey O’Brien reviews the memoir of actor Bryan Cranston, “A Life In Parts” (published by Orion)

Tuesday 22nd November

Review: 'The Abode Of Fancy' by Sam Coll

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Abode Of Fancy” by Sam Coll, set around Trinity College Dublin it involves two main storylines - a group of  men inThe Thursday Club and the Mad Monk ...

Shortlist for the 2016 Costa Book Awards

Irish authors on the shortlist for the 2016 Costa Book Awards Full details:   www.costa.co.uk

'Anatomy Of A Song' by Marc Myers

Marc Myers, author of “Anatomy Of A Song”, a chronicle of 45 hit singles spanning the years 1952 to 1991 and how this music reflects the social history of the ...

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