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    Author interview

    Emma Hannigan talks about her latest novel "The Summer Guest", published by Hachette Ireland.  Her memoir "Talk To The Headscarf" chronicles her long-running battle with cancer

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    Book review

    Eibhear Walsh reviews "Arctic Summer", the latest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, published by Atlantic Books


    Book Review

    Sinead Gleeson reviews "Kinder Than Solitude" by Chinese writer Yiyun Li - moving back and forth in time between America today and China in the 1990s, it is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed

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    Gutter Bookshop

    Once a month, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar hosts an extremely lively book club as part of a 'Get Active initiative for the active retired' .

    Evelyn O’Rourke went along to eavesdrop on the discussion.


    David Gilbert

    “& Sons” is the latest novel from New York writer David Gilbert. Himself a child of the elite upper East Side of Manhattan, Gilbert tells the story of AN Dyer, a famous author and his adult children,  The book is reviewed by Edel Coffey.

    David Gilbert’s novel “& sons” is published in hardback by Fourth Estate


    Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

    Emma Brockes’ memoir, She Left Me The Gun, has just been published in paperback. It tells the story of Emma’s late mother’s secret life and her re-invention as she tries to leave that life behind. Emma joins Evelyn O'Rourke from New York.



    The Kinks

    The band's lead singer, Ray Davies, has just published his memoirs, Americana, and a new biography, God Save The Kinks, looks at the band's legacy. Tony Clayton-Lea has been reading them for us.


    Willie Vlautin

    Willie Vlautin is in studio to talk about his fourth novel, The Free.

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