Monday 16th November

"Somewhere Inside Of Happy" by Anna McPartlin

Anna McPartlin talks about her latest novel “Somewhere Inside Of Happy”, the story of a woman who has had it tough her whole life and who is finally about to ...

Friday 13th November

Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from ...

Thursday 12th November

"The Marble Collector" by Cecilia Ahern

Cecilia Ahern talks about her most recent novel “The Marble Collector”, about a daughter trying to discover more about her father who now has dementia but who spent years mysteriously collecting ...

Wednesday 11th November

Kevin Barry wins Goldsmith's Prize for "Beatlebone"

Kevin Barry reacts to winning the UK literary Goldsmith’s Prize for his novel “Beatlebone”

Tuesday 10th November

"Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” by Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate talks about his biography “Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” (published by William Collins)

Monday 9th November

Crime writing and the Dublin Book Festival

Crime writers Alex Barclay and Jason Johnson who are taking part in a ‘Crime In The City’ panel discussion as part of this year’s Dublin Book Festival Full information:     

Friday 6th November

Review: “Thirteen Ways Of Looking” by Colum McCann

Eithne Shortall reviews “Thirteen Ways Of Looking”, a new novella/short story collection by Colum McCann (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 5th November

Review: “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” by John Carder Bush

Mary McGill reviews a book of rare photographs of Kate Bush taken by her brother and long-time collaborator John Carder Bush – “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” (published by Sphere) Full ...

Wednesday 4th November

Review: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the autobiography by Grace Jones and Paul Morley (published by Simon & Schuster)

"High Dive" by Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee, author of “High Dive”, a fictionalised account of the IRA bombing of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton in 1984 (published by William Heinemann)



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