Books

Monday 9th January

"Days Without End" by Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry reads an extract from his latest novel “Days Without End” (published by Faber)

Friday 6th January

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan and Maeve Brennan

Angela Bourke (writer and Maeve Brennan biographer) and writer Christine Dwyer Hickey , two of the writers contributing to the Irish Writers Centre/The Stinging Fly celebration of Nollaig na mBan ...

Review: "Best European Fiction 2017"

Eithne Shortall reviews “Best European Fiction 2017”, with a foreword by Eileen Battersby (published by Dalkey Archive Press)

Thursday 5th January

Review: "Of All That Ends" by Gunter Grass

Darragh Downes reviews “Of All That Ends”, the final collection of musings and thoughts by the late German author Gunter Grass (published by Harvill Secker)

'David Bowie: Critical Perspectives', edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin Power

Eoin Devereux, co-editor of a collection of essays about the career of David Bowie - “David Bowie: Critical Perspectives” will be launched next week at the David Bowie Festival in ...

Tuesday 3rd January

Review: 'Testimony', a memoir by Robbie Robertson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Testimony”, a memoir by musician Robbie Robertson (published by William Heinemann)

Review: 'Swing Time' by Zadie Smith

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith, about two mixed race girls who grow up in London in the 1980’s and dream of being dancers (published by Penguin)

Thursday 22nd December

A profile of Emily Bronte

Mary McGill with a guide to the life of Emily Bronte ahead of the BBC televison drama about the Bronte sisters “To Walk Invisible” next week

Wednesday 21st December

'Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation'

Theo Dorgan and Leanne O’Sullivan who are two of the contributors to the collection “Cherish Cherish Cherish: Reflections On The 1916 Proclamation”, where Cork City Council commissioned four of Ireland’s writers to reflect ...

Review: Orange Horses', a short story collection by Maeve Kelly

Sorcha Kenny reviews “Orange Horses”, a short story collection by Maeve Kelly, featuring stories about marginalised women struggling to survive (published by Tramp Press)

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