Books

Thursday 9th March

'Once Upon A Time In The East' by Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo chats about her memoir “Once Upon A Time In The East”, tracing her life from an impoverished childhood in rural China, her rebellious years in Beijing to an ...

Wednesday 8th March

"Orange Blossom Days" by Patricia Scanlan

Patricia Scanlan chats about her latest novel "Orange Blossom Days", following the lives and dramas of the residents of a luxury apartment complex on the Costa del Sol (published by ...

Tuesday 7th March

"4321" by Paul Auster

Paul Auster talks about his latest novel "4321", chronicling the four parallel lives of a boy called Archie born in New Jersey in 1947 (published by Faber)

Monday 27th February

"The Coroner's Daughter" by Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes chats about his latest novel "The Coroner's Daughter", set in Dublin in 1816 it's a murder investigation told from the perspective of the 18-year old daughter of the ...

Essay: Hanna Greally and Ireland's mental health services

Daniel Seery with an essay about Hanna Greally from Athlone, who wrote about her experiences as a patient in a midlands psychiatric hospital in the 1940's

Friday 24th February

Review: "Fat City" by Leonard Gardner

Sinead Mooney reviews "Fat City" by Leonard Gardner, originally published in 1969 it's the story of two young men from California whose only hope of escape from a dead-end future ...

Thursday 23rd February

"Whatever Happened To Interracial Love?" by Kathleen Collins

Nina Collins, daughter of the late African-American writer, civil rights activist and film-maker Kathleen Collins whose collection of short stories “Whatever Happened To Interracial Love” has just been published, set ...

What books should you read?

Authors Lisa McInerney and Conal Creedon explain their choices of books you should read, the subject of their talk at the Ennis Book Club Festival next month Lisa's picks: " ...

Wednesday 22nd February

Review: "Find Me" by J.S. Monroe

Declan Burke reviews “Find Me”, a psychological thriller by J.S. Monroe about a man trying to discover if his girlfriend really committed suicide four years earlier or is it her he ...

Tuesday 21st February

"Grattan and Me" by Tom O'Neill

Tom O'Neill chats about his debut novel "Grattan and Me", about a mismatched pair of Irish government officials who set off on a high-minded crusade to do something good for the ...

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