Books

Thursday 4th January

Review: "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado, a debut collection of short stories exploring the reality of women's lives and the violence inflicted on their ...

Thursday 28th December

Literary interviews on the show in 2017

A special programme looking back at some of the interviews with authors during the past year

Tuesday 19th December

Review: "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown

Sorcha Kenny reviews "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Thursday 14th December

Homelessness and "The Stinging Fly"

Méabh De Brún reads her story "Liminal Bus Café", as featured in the Winter edition of The Stinging Fly in which writers respond to the issue of homelessness

Tuesday 12th December

"The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" by Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner talks about the subject of his book "The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" (published by Granta)

Monday 11th December

"Undertow" by Anthony J Quinn

Anthony J Quinn chats about "Undertow", his latest crime thriller set in a fictional village in Monaghan featauring the PSNI detective Celsius Daly (published by Head of Zeus)

Thursday 7th December

"The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid

A panel discuss "The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, which examines how the domestic space, both physical and metaphorical, influenced the writings of a wide ...

Wednesday 6th December

"In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast" by Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe, author of "In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast", a book mapping the places in Belfast that inspired Van's music (published by Merrion Press)

Review: "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon

Declan Burke reviews "A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories" by Georges Simenon, a trio of short novellas by the Belgian crime writer (published by Penguin Classics)    

Tuesday 5th December

"The End of Outrage" by Breandán Mac Suibhne

Breandán Mac Suibhne talks about his book "The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland", which focuses on west Donegal in the aftermath of the Great Famine (published by ...

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