Books

Tuesday 10th November

"Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” by Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate talks about his biography “Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” (published by William Collins)

Monday 9th November

Crime writing and the Dublin Book Festival

Crime writers Alex Barclay and Jason Johnson who are taking part in a ‘Crime In The City’ panel discussion as part of this year’s Dublin Book Festival

Full information: www.dublinbookfestival.com     

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)

Full details:  www.katebook.co.uk 

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)

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