Wednesday 22nd April

"Schizo Poetry: Fragments of Mind" by Kevin Nolan & Susanne Wawra

Musician Kevin Nolan and visual artist Susanne Wawra explain their book “Schizo Poetry: Fragments of Mind” a new poetry collection that is funded and published by the mental health charity Shine

"The Sick Bag Song" by Nick Cave

Alan Corr reviews “The Sick Bag Song”, a tour diary by Nick Cave in the form of an epic poem (published by Canongate)

Tuesday 21st April

Best in crime fiction

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

“A Song Of The Shadows” by John Connolly (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

“Killing Ways” by Alex  Barclay (published by Harper Collins)

“The Shut Eye” by Belinda Bauer (published by Bantam Press)

“After The Storm” by Jane Lythell (published by Head of Zeus)

“The Acts Of The Assassins” by Richard Beard (published by Harvill Secker)

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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