Wednesday 15th April

IMPAC shortlist 2015

Sinead Gleeson with a guide to the 10 books shortlisted for this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

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Essay: "The Inheritors" by William Golding

David Turpin with an essay marking the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of William Golding’s book "The Inheritors"

Review: "Dancing In The Dark: My Struggle, Book 4" by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Kay Sheehy reviews “Dancing In The Dark: My Struggle, Book 4”, the latest in his series of autobiographies by Karl Ove Knausgaard (published by Harvill Secker)

Tuesday 14th April

Book review: "Preparation For The Next Life" by Atticus Lish

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Preparation For The Next Life”, the debut novel by Atticus Lish, the story an illegal Chinese immigrant in America who strikes up a relationship with a veteran of the war in Iraq  (published by One World)

"Photography Visionaries" by Mary Warner Marien

Mary Warner Marien, author of “Photography Visionaries”, a chronicle of 75 photographers who have helped to define the medium (published by Laurence King Publishing)

Monday 13th April

Book review: “Sentenced To Life: Poems 2011-2014” by Clive James

Kathy D’Arcy reviews “Sentenced To Life: Poems 2011-2014” by Clive James in which he discusses his feelings about mortality, impending death and regret (published by Picador)

"Bowie's Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson" by Clifford Slapper

Clifford Slapper, author of “Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson” (published by Fantom)

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Gunter Grass RIP

Moray McGowan of the Department of Germanic Studies at TCD on the legacy of German novelist Gunter Grass who died today

"Villa America" by Liza Klaussmann

Liza Klaussmann, author of “Villa America”, a fictional re-imagining of the lives of the Murphy's, a golden couple on the French Riviera who inspired F Scott Fitzgerald's 'Tender Is The Night' (published by Picador)

Friday 10th April

Book review: "Clasp" by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Kathy D’Arcy reviews 'Clasp', the latest poetry collection by Doireann Ní Ghríofa (published by Dedalus Press)

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