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    Gutter Bookshop

    Once a month, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar hosts an extremely lively book club as part of a 'Get Active initiative for the active retired' .

    Evelyn O’Rourke went along to eavesdrop on the discussion.

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    David Gilbert

    “& Sons” is the latest novel from New York writer David Gilbert. Himself a child of the elite upper East Side of Manhattan, Gilbert tells the story of AN Dyer, a famous author and his adult children,  The book is reviewed by Edel Coffey.

    David Gilbert’s novel “& sons” is published in hardback by Fourth Estate

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    Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

    Emma Brockes’ memoir, She Left Me The Gun, has just been published in paperback. It tells the story of Emma’s late mother’s secret life and her re-invention as she tries to leave that life behind. Emma joins Evelyn O'Rourke from New York.

     

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    The Kinks

    The band's lead singer, Ray Davies, has just published his memoirs, Americana, and a new biography, God Save The Kinks, looks at the band's legacy. Tony Clayton-Lea has been reading them for us.

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    Willie Vlautin

    Willie Vlautin is in studio to talk about his fourth novel, The Free.

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    Winter by Christopher Nicholson

    Yvonne Nolan reviews the new novel by Christopher Nicholson.

    Winter is the third novel from Costa Prize-nominated author Christopher Nicholson. It tells the story of the writer Thomas Hardy’s infatuation with a young actress in the final years of his life. This is a fictionalised story about Thomas Hardy but it’s based on a true story.

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    Costa Book of the Year Award

    Nathan Filer on winning the Costa Book of the Year Award for his novel 'The Shock of the Fall'. The Publishers are The Burrow Press.

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    Latest Paperbacks

    Sinead Gleeson with the latest paperbacks including Longbourn by Jo Baker, Claire Messud's The Woman Upstairs, A Permanent Member of the Family by Russell Banks, Dalkey Archives Best European Fiction Anthology, How to Be A Heroine - or What I've Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis, How to read a Novelist by John Freeman, Janet Malcolm - Forty-One False Starts - Essays on Artists and Writers and Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by Lloyd Bradley.

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