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    "The Book Of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber

    Michel Faber discusses his latest novel “The Book Of Strange New Things”, a story set on a planet called Oasis and dealing with themes of faith, separation, communication and love (published by Canongate)

    West Cork Literary Festival details: www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival 

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    Review: "A God In Ruins" by Kate Atkinson

    Eithne Shortall reviews “A God In Ruins” by Kate Atkinson, a companion novel to her earlier “Life After Life” and the continuing story of the Todd family living in London in the early years of the 20th century (published by Doubleday)

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    Review: "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi

    Rick O’Shea reviews “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi, a story set in the future in the southern US states where the effects of extreme climate change have made water the most precious of resources in a deeply divided society (published by Orbit)

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    Ben Okri, writer & poet

    British-Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri talks about the things that inspire him   

    Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com

    Official website:  http://benokri.co.uk   

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    Review: "Killing Monica" by Candace Bushnell

    Anna Carey reviews “Killing Monica” by Candace Bushnell, the story of a writer trying to escape the shadow of the hugely-popular literary character that made her famous (published by Little Brown)

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    "The Night Stages" by Jane Urquhart

    Canadian author Jane Urquhart talks about her latest novel “The Night Stages”, set mainly in Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula during the 1940s and '50s, it’s the story of an English woman remembering her intense affair with a charismatic but troubled Irishman (published by One World)

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