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    IMPAC Literary Award

    in the first of a series reviewing the 10 books on the shortlist for the IMPAC Award, Kay Sheehy reviews “The Light Of Amsterdam” by David Park (published by Bloomsbury) 


    Tom Rob Smith, author

    Interview with Tom Rob Smith, author of "The Farm", a thriller set in Scandinavia (published by Simon & Schuster)


    Book review

    Sinead Gleeson reviews "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill (published by Granta)  

    New writers at Cúirt

    emerging new writers Patrick ??, Ruth Quinlan, Jennifer Matthews and xx spoke to Evelyn O’Rourke at the ‘Over The Edge’ event (designed to encourage developing writers)

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    Patrick deWitt

    the Canadian author talks about being shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2011 for his book “The Sisters Brothers”

    Rachel Kushner

    an interview with the American author and award-nominee for both her first and second novels “Telex from Cuba” and “The Flamethrowers”

    Crime fiction

    Declan Burke with a review of the latest in crime writing -

    "The Black-Eyed Blonde" by Benjamin Black, published by Mantle

    "The Kept Girl" by Kim Cooper, published by Esotouric Ink

    "In The Rosary Garden" by Nicola White, published by Cargo Publishing

    "The Day Of The Dead" by Maurizio de Giovanni, published by Europa Editions

    "Irene" by Pierre Lamaitre, published by MacLehose

    "The Madness of July" by James Naughtie, published by Head of Zeus


    IMPAC shortlist

    Kay Sheehy on today's announcement of the 10 books that made the shortlist for this year's International IMPAC Literary Award - 'The Spinning Heart' by Donal Ryan, 'The Light of Amsterdam' by David Park, 'A Death In The Family' by Karl Ove Knausgaard, 'The Detour' by Gerbrand Bakker, 'The Garden of Evening Mists' by Tan Twan Eng, 'Questions of Travel' by Michelle de Kretser,  'The Sound of Things Falling' by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, 'Traveller of the Century' by Andres Newman, 'Three Strong Women' by Marie NDiaye and 'Absolution' by Patrick Flanery

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