Books

Thursday 12th May

"Solar Bones" by Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack chats about his novel “Solar Bones”, set in contemporary Mayo about how one man copes with caring for a sick wife, being a father and the fallout from the ...

Wednesday 11th May

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” which are set in and around east Belfast (published by Faber)

Review: “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford

Róisín Dwyer reviews the new biography “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford (published by Omnibus Press)

Tuesday 10th May

Review: “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon

Kathy D’Arcy reviews the latest collection “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon (published by Gallery Press)

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Diary Of The Fall" by Michel Laub

Kay Sheehy with the third review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Diary Of The Fall” by Michel Laub, the story of ...

Monday 9th May

"The Pier Falls" by Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon talks about his first collection of short stories “The Pier Falls” (published by Jonathan Cape)

Friday 6th May

"Not Working" by Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens talks about her debut novel “Not Working”, about a woman who quits her job in order to discover her true vocation but realises she has no idea how ...

Wednesday 4th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill

Kay Sheehy with the second review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Department of Speculation” by Jenny Offill, the story of a ...

Tuesday 3rd May

Review: “The Bricks That Built The Houses” by Kate Tempest

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Bricks That Built The Houses”, the debut novel by spoken-word artist/poet Kate Tempest, about three young people and how they came to be leaving London in ...

Review: “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall and "The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start

Róisín Dwyer reviews two new music biographies - “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall (published by Orion) and “The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start” ...

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