The Paying Guests is the 6th novel from the British author Sarah Waters. Set in London in the 1920s it focuses on the change in society and women’s independence after the Great War. Edel Coffey has been reading it for us.
Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker prize-winning British author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.
His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize.
His most recent, J, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
Edel Coffey looks at the latest popular fiction just published or about to be published. Her list includes:
Roisin Meaney’s After the Wedding is published by Hachette books
If You Were Me by Sheila O’ Flanagan is published by Headline
The Blazing World from Siri Hustvedt has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize this year…and is published by Simon & Schuster
Ciara Geraghty’s Now That I’ve Found You is published by Hachette Books.
A debut novel from the English journalist Cáitlin Moran called How to Build a Girl, is published by Ebury Press.
A couple of books now that haven’t been published yet:
Each and Every One by Rachael English will be published by Orion Books on the 11th of September.
Finally then is the latest novel from one of the doyennes of Irish popular fiction Cathy Kelly, it’s called It Started with Paris and is available on 9th October from Orion Books
Eibhear Walshe reviews “In The Light Of What We Know” by Zia Haider Rahman, the story of the friendship between two men - Zafar and the narrator (published by Farrar Straus and Giroux)
John Byrne reviews “Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter” by Richard Barrios (published by Oxford University Press)
Presenter: Seán Rocks