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    "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 to go about finding it (published by Picador)

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    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 woman who wants to be a writer but has to cope with daily life, infidelity and a crumbling marriage (published by Granta Books)

    Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

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    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 a hurry with a suitcase full of money (published by Bloomsbury)

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    "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird

    Bonnie MacBird talks about “Art In The Blood”, her latest novel in which a young Sherlock Holmes comes out of hiding in disgrace to solve the mysterious disappearance in Paris of the son of a famous singer Cherie (published by Collins Crime Club)

    Further details:   www.macbird.com

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    Maeve Brennan in New York, a lecture by Anne Enright

    Anne Enright who will deliver her first lecture tonight at New York University as part of her term as Laureate for Irish Fiction. The title of her lecture is “An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan and the Streets of New York”

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    Round-up of the latest crime fiction

    Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction –

    “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (published by Corsair)

    “The Other Mrs Walker” by Mary Paulson-Ellis (published by Mantle)

    “The Wing-Orderly’s Tales” by Carlo Gébler (published by New Island)

    “Dead Secret” by Ava McCarthy (published by Harper)

    “Blood Will Out” by Walter Kirn (published by Corsair)

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