Sinead Gleeson takes a fresh look at the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, which caused controversy when published in 1899 because of its frank portrayal of a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage (new edition published by Canongate)
Everyone has the book that they consider a classic...from ‘Bleak House’ to ‘Catch 22’ and everything in between. These are books that speak across the generations and deserve a place on every book shelf.
In the first of an occasional series, we’ve asked Yvonne Nolan to nominate her choice for a classic read.....
Award-winning author Jeff VanderMeer is highly regarded in the field of fantasy writing and he has just published the third book in his latest trilogy, known as the Southern Reach trilogy. The book is called Acceptance and Jeff is here to discuss it with me now...
Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker prize-winning British author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.
His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize.
His most recent, J, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
Presenter: Seán Rocks