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    Publishing on Twitter

    Edel Coffey on Booker-nominated novelist David Mitchell publishing his new short story “The Right Sort” exclusively on Twitter (@david_mitchell)


    Tom French, poet

    poet Tom French talks about his latest collection "Midnightstown”  (published by Gallery Press)


    Best in science-fiction

    Rick O’Shea reviews latest science-fiction novels –

    “The Quick” by Lauren Owen (published by Jonathan Cape)

    “The Girl With All The Gifts” by M R Carey (published by Orbit Books)

    “The Martian” by Andy Weir (published by Del Rey Books)

    “The Bees” by Laline Paull (published by Harper Collins)

    “The Three” by Sarah Lotz (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

    “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” by Claire North (published by Orbit)


    Book review: "Upstairs At The Party" by Linda Grant

    Yvonne Nolan reviews “Upstairs At The Party” by Linda Grant, the story of a working-class Jewish girl called Adele Ginsberg born in Liverpool in the second half of the 20th century but who has literary aspirations (published by Virago Press)


    Best in crime fiction

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

    “Twisted” by Lynda la Plante (published by Simon & Schuster)

    “The Final Silence” by Stuart Neville (published by Harvill Secker)

    “Young Philby” by Robert Littell (published by Duckworth Overlook)

    “Murder Below Montparnasse” by Cara Black (published by Soho Crime)

    “I Can See In The Dark” by Karen Fossum (published by Vintage)

    “All Day and A Night” by Alafair Burke (published by Faber)    


    "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton

    author Jessie Burton talks about her debut novel “The Miniaturist”, set in Amsterdam in 1686 about an 18-year old girl who is given a miniature version of her new married home  (published by Picador)

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