Books

Thursday 22nd December

A profile of Emily Bronte

Mary McGill with a guide to the life of Emily Bronte ahead of the BBC televison drama about the Bronte sisters “To Walk Invisible” next week

Wednesday 21st December

'Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation'

Theo Dorgan and Leanne O’Sullivan who are two of the contributors to the collection “Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation”, where Cork City Council commissioned four of Ireland’s writers to reflect ...

Review: Orange Horses', a short story collection by Maeve Kelly

Sorcha Kenny reviews “Orange Horses”, a short story collection by Maeve Kelly, featuring stories about marginalised women struggling to survive (published by Tramp Press)

Tuesday 20th December

Recommended music books/memoirs for Christmas

Tony Clayton Lea with his recommendations for the best music books/ biography/memoirs of the year – “Born To Run”  by Bruce Springsteen, “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life” by ...

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:  https://grahamhopkinsdrummer.com/

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:  www.lookingatthestars.ie 

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