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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    in the 4th episode of her series looking at the novels on the IMPAC 014 shortlist, Kay Sheehy reviews "Absolution" by Patrick Flanery, published by Atlantic Books

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    Irvine Welsh

    Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins”, published by Jonathan Cape 

    Official website at www.irvinewelsh.net

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    Lynn Barber memoir

    Edel Coffey reviews “A Curious Career”, the Lynn Barber memoir of her life in writing, published by Bloomsbury

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    Ireland/Hungary cultural links

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports from the launch of the book “The Club At Eddy’s Bar” by Zoltan Boszormenyi which explores the cultural links between Hungary and Ireland (published by Phaeton Publishing)

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    Daft Punk biography

    Jim Carroll reviews a new book "Daft Punk: A Trip Inside The Pyramid" by Dina Santorelli, published by St Martins' Press

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    Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author

    the author Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about how time spent in the north of Scotland inspired her latest novel "The Closet Of Savage Mementos", published by New Island Books    

    Official website at www.nualanichonchuir.com

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    IMPAC Literary Award

    In the continuing series this week Kay Sheehy reviews the IMPAC Literary Award shortlisted novel “The Sound Of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, published by Bloomsbury

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    Joel Dicker, author

    Joel Dicker, the Swiss writer and author of “The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair”, published by MacLehose  

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    Flannery O'Connor's non-fiction writing

    Peter Murphy reviews “Mystery & Manners: Occasional Prose”, a collection of the non-fiction writing of Flannery O’Connor (published by Faber & Faber to mark the 50th anniversary of her death)

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