Books

Wednesday 20th July

“So Say The Fallen” by Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville chats about the latest instalment in his Belfast novels featuring Detective Chief Inspector Serena Flanagan – “So Say The Fallen” (published by Harvill Secker)

"Naming The Stars" by Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston whose latest novella is “Naming The Stars”, about an elderly woman called Flora and her housekeeper reminiscing about life in the family home, her brother’s secret and her ...

Monday 18th July

“The Death Of All Things Seen” by Michael Collins

Michael Collins chats about his latest novel “The Death Of All Things Seen”, set in Chicago in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis about a playwright Norman Price as ...

Friday 15th July

"Addlands" by Tom Bullough

Tom Bullough, author of “Addlands” , an intimate family portrait spanning four generations across seventy years in the borders between Wales and England (published by Granta)

Thursday 14th July

"The Muse" by Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton reads an extract from her novel "The Muse" (published by Picador)

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction – “Paradime” by Alan Glynn (published by Faber) “Dodgers” by Bill Beverley (published by No Exit Press) “Girls On Fire” by ...

Friday 8th July

Review: “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge

Paul Whitington reviews the book “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge, an exploration of the ‘Winterreise’ cycle of 24 songs composed by the dying Schubert in ...

Wednesday 6th July

"The Muse" by Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton chats about her latest novel "The Muse", a story set in Spain in 1936 and London in 1967 following the lives of four women whose lives are intertwined via ...

Thursday 30th June

“The Lonely Sea and Sky" by Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger talks about his latest novel “The Lonely Sea and Sky”, part historical fiction, part coming-of-age tale about a young boy from Wexford who ends up in Portugal when ...

Wednesday 29th June

Review: "The Girls" by Emma Cline

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Girls” by Emma Cline, a debut novel about a teenage girl who becomes caught-up in a Charles Manson-like cult in California in the 1960's (published by Chatto ...

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