Books

Tuesday 12th January

Review: "Rain Dogs" by Adrian McKinty

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Rain Dogs” by Adrian McKinty, the latest in the series featuring detective Sean Duffy investigating the death of a young woman found in a locked Norman castle ...

"Walt Disney and the Little People" by Carol Taaffe

Carol Taaffe who has written an essay in the current edition (number 61) of the Dublin Review entitled “Walt Disney and the Little People”, about the connection between Walt Disney ...

Friday 8th January

"Cockfosters" by Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson, author of short story collection “Cockfosters” (published by Jonathan Cape)

Tuesday 5th January

"Gull" by Glenn Patterson

Glenn Patterson explains how the story of John DeLorean’s car factory in Belfast inspired his latest novel “Gull” (published by Head of Zeus)

"Everything To Play For: 99 Poems About Sport", a new anthology

“Everything To Play For: 99 Poems About Sport” (published by Poetry Ireland), a new anthology of poems about sport - editor John McAuliffe, poet Rita Ann Higgins and rugby player Carol Staunton 

Monday 4th January

Review: "The Good Liar" by Nicholas Searle

Rick O’Shea reviews “The Good Liar”, the debut novel by Nicholas Searle about Roy, a man in his 80s about to pull off one last con to set him up ...

Friday 18th December

"Hopscotch", a memoir by Hilary Fannin

Hilary Fannin chats about her memoir about her childhood “Hopscotch” (published by Doubleday)

Thursday 17th December

"Songs From The Beautiful City: The Cork Urban Ballads" by Jimmy Crowley

Irish folk singer/song collector Jimmy Crowley chats about and performs some of the ballads featured in his new book “Songs From The Beautiful City: The Cork Urban Ballads” (published by Free ...

Wednesday 16th December

The life and works of Rudyard Kipling

Darragh Downes on the life and works of Rudyard Kipling, in this year the 150th anniversary of his birth

Favourite crime novels of the year

Declan Burke picks his favourite crime novels of 2015 - "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng (Black Friars), "With Our Blessing" by Jo Spain (Quercus), "The Way of Sorrows" by ...

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