John Byrne on Dian Hanson's 'History of Pin-Up Magazines'. The Publishers are Taschen.
Julian Gough on his short story 'How to fall in love Properly' from the book 'Galway Stories', a collection of twenty stories celebrating the people and places of Galway. The book is being launched at this year's Cúrt international festival of literature - www.cuirt.ie. The Publishers are Doire Press.
Life After Life is the latest offering from Kate Atkinson, She is the author of eight novels - four belong to a sort of crime series but the one she is best known for is probably her first, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. It won the 1995 Whitbread award. Eithne Shortall reviews. Published by Double Day.
In 1983 the director of the British Book Marketing Council created a list of 20 of the Best of Young British Novelists under 40. The list was published in the literary magazine Granta it was such a sucess it has become a once a decade event the latest list for 2013 has been announced. Evelyn O Rourke takes a look.
Jim Carroll on the book 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge' by Mark Yarm which is Published by Faber & Faber.