Books

Monday 29th August

Review: “The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers: When the Screaming Stops” by Simon Spence

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers: When the Screaming Stops” by Simon Spence (published by Omnibus Press)

Thursday 25th August

Review: “The Lauras” by Sara Taylor

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Lauras” by Sara Taylor, about a young teenager and her mother leaving a bad marriage so they take to the road; it’s a journey through the ...

Wednesday 24th August

"The Comet Seekers" by Helen Sedgwick

Helen Sedgwick talks about her debut novel “The Comet Seekers”, about an Irish woman and a French man who find love at a comet research base in Antarctica (published by ...

Tuesday 23rd August

Review: “All That Man Is” by David Szalay

Donal O’Donoghue reviews “All That Man Is” by David Szalay, nine short stories about men and their relationships with the world around them, a meditation on what it means to ...

Thursday 18th August

"The Trout" by Peter Cunningham

Peter Cunningham, author of “The Trout”, a story about a retired schoolteacher in Ontario forced to confront long-suppressed traumatic memories of his childhood in Ireland in the 1950’s (published by ...

Wednesday 17th August

Review: “Heroes Of The Frontier” by Dave Eggers

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Heroes Of The Frontier” by Dave Eggers, about a mother and her two children who run from their problems in Ohio to settle in the wilds of ...

Tuesday 16th August

“Release The Bats: Writing Your Way Out Of  It” by DBC Pierre

DBC Pierre chats about his latest novel “Release The Bats: Writing Your Way Out Of  It”, offering advice to would-be writers (published by Faber)

Monday 15th August

“Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo” by Boris Fishman

Boris Fishman talks about the Russian immigrant experience in America and raising adopted children, themes covered in his latest novel “Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo” (published by Harper Collins)

Review: “Dadland” by Keggie Carew

Eithne Shortall reviews “Dadland” by Keggie Carew, her memoir of her father Tom Carew, an Irishman who joined a British Army elite squad during World War II, fought behind enemy ...

Wednesday 10th August

Review: “An Abbreviated Life” by Ariel Leve

Sarah Binchy reviews the memoir “An Abbreviated Life” by journalist Ariel Leve, her account of growing up with an absent father, an eccentric mother and no sense of a stable ...

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