Books

Monday 30th May

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from the story “Multitudes” from her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” (published by Faber)

"Nothing On Earth" by Conor O'Callaghan

Poet/author Conor O’Callaghan talks about his debut novel “Nothing On Earth”, featuring an unreliable narrator's sensual recollections of his attraction to a 12 year old girl (published by Doubleday Ireland)

Friday 27th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

Kay Sheehy with the seventh review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson, the third in the trilogy of ...

Thursday 26th May

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from the story “Here We Are” from her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” (published by Faber)

Review: “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life”, the autobiography of Wilko Johnson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life”, the autobiography of Wilko Johnson, the lead singer with 1970’s punk band Dr Feelgood (published by Little Brown)

"Out On A Western Plain” by photographer Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin chats about his latest exhibition and accompanying book of photography “Out On A Western Plain” at the Custom House Studios Westport, a collection of images from the American south ...

Wednesday 25th May

"The Fallout" by Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott talks about her novel “The Fallout”, following the lives of four women who are coping in Ireland post economic crash (published by Poolbeg) Tour details:  www.margaretscottbooks.com  

Review: “Paul McCartney:The Life”, a biography by Philip Norman

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Paul McCartney: The Life”, a biography by Philip Norman (published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Tuesday 24th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" by Dave Eggers

Kay Sheehy with the sixth review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They ...

Monday 23rd May

Review: "So Sad Today" by Melissa Broder

Sinead Gleeson reviews “So Sad Today” by the poet Melissa Broder, a selection of frank essays about intimate aspects her life (two years ago she assumed an anonymous Twitter persona ...

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