Books

Tuesday 22nd March

“Showbands and All That Jazz: Memoirs of an Irish Drummer” by Des Hopkins

Des Hopkins, author of “Showbands and All That Jazz: Memoirs of an Irish Drummer” which chronicles his career playing with various Irish showbands (published by Hihat Publishing)

Monday 21st March

Review: “Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone” by Michael Bradley

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone”, a memoir by The Undertones bassist Michael Bradley (published by Omnibus Press)

Review: “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing, a memoir about a woman who moves to New York and spends her time ...

Friday 18th March

"Vertigo" by Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh talks about her latest collection of short stories “Vertigo”, a glimpse into the lives of various women (published by Tramp Press)

Thursday 17th March

"16", a limited-edition anthology of art and poetry inspired by 1916

A special programme with Professor Declan Kiberd, Maureen Kennelly of Poetry Ireland and publisher Kieran Owens to discuss ‘16’, a limited edition fine art book featuring art and poetry of ...

Wednesday 16th March

"Doing The Past" by Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan reads her poem ‘Doing The Past’ which features in the new special-edition book “16”, an anthology of poetry and art from the past and the present inspired by ...

Tuesday 15th March

Review: “Messages From A Lost World: Europe On The Brink” by Stefan Zweig

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Messages From A Lost World: Europe On The Brink” by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, essays/lectures which the author wrote around the time of World War II in support ...

Monday 14th March

"Exposure" by Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore talks about her latest novel “Exposure”, a story of an English family torn apart during the Cold War of the 1960’s when the father is arrested as a ...

Thursday 10th March

"Aeneid Book VI", by Seamus Heaney

Matthew Hollis, Seamus Heaney’s editor at Faber; before his death Seamus Heaney had completed a translation of Book VI of Virgil's "Aeneid (Aeneas travels to the underworld to meet the ...

Wednesday 9th March

"Prosperity Drive" by Mary Morrissy

Mary Morrissy talks about her latest collection of short stories “Prosperity Drive”, about the residents of one street in a middle-class Dublin suburb (published by Jonathan Cape)

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