Tuesday 20th December

Review: 'The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories' by Susan Hill

Mary McGill reviews “The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories”, four supernatural short stories in contemporary settings by Susan Hill, who also wrote The Woman In Black (published by Profile ...

Monday 19th December

Review: "Nicotine" by Nell Zink

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Nicotine” by Nell Zink, the story of Penny, the 23 year old daughter of hippy parents who rebels by being conventional (published by Harper Collins)

Review: 'The Drum Thing' by Deirdre O'Callaghan

Graham Hopkins reviews “The Drum Thing” by Deirdre O’Callaghan, a photographic/interview book with some of the greatest drummers in the world (published by Prestel) Graham's website:

Friday 16th December

Review: "Hag Seed" by Margaret Atwood

Daragh Downes reviews “Hag Seed” by Margaret Atwood, a re-telling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it features a play within a play being performed in a prison by an artistic director ...

Thursday 15th December

Final edition of Cork Literary Review

The poet Kathy D’Arcy who is the editor for the last-ever edition of the Cork Literary Review

"Eulogy" by Nuala O'Connor

Nuala O’Connor (aka  Nuala Ní Chonchúir) reads her essay “Eulogy” which features in the anthology of poetry and prose “Looking At The Stars” Further details: 

Wednesday 14th December

Best crime fiction of 2016

Declan Burke with his round-up of the best crime fiction of 2016 – “Lying In Wait” by Liz Nugent, “Blood Will Out” by Walter Kirn, “The Other Mrs Walker” by Mary ...

Review: 'Absolutely On Music', by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

Fergus Sheil reviews “Absolutely On Music”, a series of conversations about music between author Haruki Murakami and conductor Seiji Ozawa (published by Random House)

Tuesday 13th December

"The Dark Flood Rises" by Margaret Drabble

 Margaret Drabble reads an extract from her novel "The Dark Flood Rises" (published by Canongate)

Monday 12th December

'Somebody To Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury' by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne

Mark Langthorne, one of the authors of “Somebody To Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury”



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