Books

Tuesday 12th December

"The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" by Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner talks about the subject of his book "The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" (published by Granta)

Monday 11th December

"Undertow" by Anthony J Quinn

Anthony J Quinn chats about "Undertow", his latest crime thriller set in a fictional village in Monaghan featauring the PSNI detective Celsius Daly (published by Head of Zeus)

Thursday 7th December

"The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid

A panel discuss "The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, which examines how the domestic space, both physical and metaphorical, influenced the writings of a wide ...

Wednesday 6th December

"In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast" by Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe, author of "In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast", a book mapping the places in Belfast that inspired Van's music (published by Merrion Press)

Review: "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon

Declan Burke reviews "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon, a trio of short novellas by the Belgian crime writer (published by Penguin Classics)    

Tuesday 5th December

"The End of Outrage" by Breandán Mac Suibhne

Breandán Mac Suibhne talks about his book "The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland", which focuses on west Donegal in the aftermath of the Great Famine (published by ...

Friday 1st December

Review: "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth

Declan Burke reviews "The Assassin of Verona" by Benet Brandreth, the second in his series based on the imagined youth of William Shakespeare, an aspiring actor and spy (published by ...

Wednesday 29th November

"Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums" by Maryam Omidi

Maryam Omidi chats about "Holidays In Soviet Sanatoriums", her book of photographs of sanatoriums/spas all over Soviet-era Russia (published by Fuel Publishing)

Tuesday 28th November

Charles Dickens and Christmas on film

Chris Wasser looks at how "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens has influenced how Christmas has been portrayed on film ever since

Monday 27th November

"Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" by Ron Hutchinson

Ron Hutchinson chats about his memoir "Clinging To The Iceberg: Writing for a Living on the Stage and in Hollywood" (published by Oberon Books)

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