Books

Tuesday 12th April

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - 2016 shortlist

Kay Sheehy reviews the novels on the shortlist for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - 'Academy Street' by Mary Costello 'Our Lady of the Nile' by Scolastique Mukasonga ...

Monday 11th April

Review: “When I Was Old” by Georges Simenon

Anthony Thuillier reviews “When I Was Old” by Georges Simenon, a collection of autobiographical notebooks by the creator of Detective Inspector Maigret (published by Penguin)

Thursday 7th April

"Mexican Hooker #1" by Carmen Aguirre

Chilean writer Carmen Aguirre talks about her memoir “Mexican Hooker #1”, the harrowing and honest story of her life as a victim of child rape, an actress, playwright and author ...

Review: “Kill 'Em & Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown” by James McBride

Róisín Dwyer reviews a new biography of the godfather of soul James Brown – “Kill 'Em & Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown” by James McBride (published by Wiedenfeld and ...

Wednesday 6th April

Review: "Maestra" by L.S. Hilton

Declan Burke and Arlene Hunt review “Maestra” by L.S. Hilton, an erotic thriller about a young art worker travelling across Europe searching for the truth about a fraud at her ...

Tuesday 5th April

"Colours Other Than Blue" by Anthony Glavin

Anthony Glavin talks about his latest novel "Colours Other Than Blue", the story of a woman writing her diaries which helps her come to terms with the difficult relationship with ...

Monday 4th April

Review: "Hot Milk" by Deborah Levy

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Hot Milk” by Deborah Levy, the story of a woman who goes to a Spanish clinic to find out what is wrong with her legs, taking her ...

Friday 1st April

Review: "The Drowned Detective" by Neil Jordan

Eithne Shorthall reviews “The Drowned Detective” by Neil Jordan, set in an unnamed eastern European city where an Englishman who has moved there with his wife sets up a private ...

Wednesday 30th March

"Bishop's Delight" by Patrick McGinley

Patrick McGinley chats about his novel “Bishop’s Delight”, a crime thriller about a disappearance of the Taoiseach and the attempts by a political journalist to find out what has happened ...

Thursday 24th March

"The Heart of Everything" by Henrietta McKervey

Henrietta McKervey chats about her latest novel “The Heart of Everything”,  the story of a mother who disappears after learning she has early-stage dementia and whose disappearance forces her three ...

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