Friday 6th November

Review: “Thirteen Ways Of Looking” by Colum McCann

Eithne Shortall reviews “Thirteen Ways Of Looking”, a new novella/short story collection by Colum McCann (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 5th November

Review: “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” by John Carder Bush

Mary McGill reviews a book of rare photographs of Kate Bush taken by her brother and long-time collaborator John Carder Bush – “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” (published by Sphere)

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Wednesday 4th November

"High Dive" by Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee, author of “High Dive”, a fictionalised account of the IRA bombing of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton in 1984 (published by William Heinemann)

Review: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the autobiography by Grace Jones and Paul Morley (published by Simon & Schuster)

Tuesday 3rd November

"The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende chats about her latest novel “The Japanese Lover”, set in an old folks home where one old lady – Alma – tells about her life as a Polish refugee in America during World War II and her secret love with a Japanese boy (published by Scribener)

Monday 2nd November

New literary magazine "Freeman's"

Sinead Gleeson reviews the new bi-annual literary magazine/anthology of new writing “Freeman’s”, established by editor John Freeman (former editor-in-chief of Granta)

Review: “Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music” by Peter Doggett

John Meagher reviews “Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music” by Peter Doggett (published by Bodley Head)

Thursday 29th October

"The Little Red Chairs" by Edna O'Brien

Edna O’Brien talks about her latest novel “The Little Red Chairs”, the story of a wanted war criminal from the Balkans, masquerading as a faith healer, who settles in a small west coast Irish village where one woman falls under his spell (published by Faber & Faber)

Wednesday 28th October

Review: "Beatlebone" by Kevin Barry

Eithne Shortall reviews the novel “Beatlebone” by Kevin Barry, an imagining of what would have happened if, stuck for inspiration in the 1970s, John Lennon decided to travel to Dorinish Island off the coast of Mayo, the island he bought in 1967 (published by Canongate)

Tuesday 20th October

List of the Lost

Alan Corr of RTE Ten reviews Morrissey's new book List of the Lost which marks his first venture into the world of fiction. 

Set in 1970s America, it focuses on a relay track team in Seventies America that is killed off one member at a time after encountering the devil incarnate.



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