Friday 28th October

Review: "Holding" by Graham Norton

Eithne Shortall reviews “Holding”, the debut novel by Graham Norton about an overweight garda stationed in the sleepy Cork town of Duneen where nothing much happens until a 20 year ...

Thursday 27th October

"Trouble Is Our Business: New Stories by Irish Crime Writers", edited by Declan Burke

Declan Burke, editor and writer Niamh O’Connor chat about a new anthology “Trouble Is Our Business: New Stories by Irish Crime Writers” (published by New Island)

Wednesday 26th October

A guide to "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

Mary McGill profiles the Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins; next week the BBC will screen a television adaptation of his mystery novel “The Moonstone”

Tuesday 25th October

"The Glass Shore", an anthology edited by Sinead Gleeson

Sinead Gleeson, editor of “The Glass Shore”, an anthology of short stories by women writers from the 9 counties of the north of Ireland (published by New Island)

The vampire in literature

Dr Jarlath Killeen, lecturer in Victorian literature at Trinity College discusses the origins of the vampire in gothic literature and why the story of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker still has ...

Monday 24th October

Review: "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

Anthony Thuillier reviews “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty, a satire about a young man's isolated upbringing in Los Angeles and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court; ...

"I Am Dogboy" by Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde talks about his autobiography “I Am Dogboy”, an insight into his life with electronic band Underworld through poetry and photography; he is a guest at the music industry festival Metropolis ...

Friday 21st October

"The Book of Harlan" by Bernice L McFadden

Bernice L McFadden, author of “The Book Of Harlan”, a re-imagining of the life of her paternal grandfather it’s the story of Harlan Elliott it spans his life from 1915 ...

Thursday 20th October

"Before The Fall" by Noah Hawley

Writer (& creator of television series “Fargo”) Noah Hawley chats about his latest novel “Before The Fall”, a thriller about the mysterious crash of a television executives private plane and ...

Wednesday 19th October

Review: “Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh, set in New England in the 1960’s in graphic language it tells the story of a young woman’s escape from her cruel, alcoholic ...



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