Books

Wednesday 24th February

Review: “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

Rick O’Shea reviews “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp, a thriller written from the notes the fictional pop culture journalist Jack Sparks left after his death and compiled ...

Special 1916 edition of The Stinging Fly

Guest editor Sean O’Reilly and writer Evelyn Conlon explain the latest special edition of The Stinging Fly – “In The Wake Of The Rising” where 40 writers were asked to ...

Tuesday 23rd February

"The Maker of Swans" by Paraic O'Donnell

Paraic O’Donnell talks about his debut novel “The Maker of Swans”, the story of three characters living in a mysterious world coping with a drama that comes into their lives ...

Monday 22nd February

Review: “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics  Further details:  http://davestewart.com/   

Thursday 18th February

Review: "Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Avenue of Mysteries” by John Irving , about an ageing creative writing professor reflecting on his childhood in Mexico, his mind-reading sister and a Jesuit orphanage (published ...

Wednesday 17th February

Review: “Paulina & Fran” by Rachel B Glaser

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Paulina & Fran” by Rachel B Glaser, a debut novel about the friendship between two girls from New England who meet at art school (published by Granta)

Tuesday 16th February

"Citizens" by Kevin Curran

Kevin Curran chats about his latest novel “Citizens”, the story of two Dublin men who live a century apart - 1916 and 2011 (published by Liberties Press)

Monday 15th February

"Paper Cuts" by Colin Bateman

Colin Bateman talks about his latest novel “Paper Cuts”, the story of a journalist returning home to Bangor from London and taking over the running of the local newspaper The ...

Thursday 11th February

Review: “The Narrow Bed” by Sophie Hannah

Arlene Hunt reviews “The Narrow Bed” by Sophie Hannah, about a comedienne who discovers her grandmother may have been murdered by the serial killer Billy No-Mates (published by Hodder & ...

Wednesday 10th February

"Rebel Sisters" by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Marita Conlon-McKenna chats about her latest novel “Rebel Sisters”, based on the true story of the three privileged Gifford sisters living in Ranelagh who were caught up in the Irish fight for ...

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