Books

Friday 3rd April

Book review: "Search Party" by George the Poet

Colm Keegan reviews “Search Party”, the first published collection by performance artist George the Poet (published by Ebury)

Thursday 2nd April

"The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005 - 2015"

Dermot Bolger, co-editor and Niamh Boyce, writer and contributor to the “The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015”, a collection of 25 stories from the past decade which have made the shortlist for the Hennessy Literary Awards (published by New Island Books)

Wednesday 1st April

Book review: "What Becomes Of Us" by Henrietta McKervey

Louisa Cameron reviews “What Becomes Of Us”, the debut novel by Henrietta McKervey about a woman trying to make a new life and set in Dublin in 1965 as the city prepares for the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising (published by Hachette Books)

"Historical Documents of the Irish Avant Garde" edited by Jennifer Walshe

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to composer Jennifer Walshe, editor of “Historical Documents of the Irish Avant Garde”, a fictionalised account of the avant garde movement in Ireland

Tuesday 31st March

"Pleasantville" by Attica Locke

Attica Locke talks about her latest novel “Pleasantville”, a crime thriller featuring lawyer Jay Porter investigating a murder in Houston set against the backdrop of a 1996 political campaign (published by Serpent’s Tail)

"Buried Treasure" by Dan Hegarty

2fm DJ Dan Hegarty talks about his book “Buried Treasure: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Albums”, chronicling the albums he feels have been forgotten-about or remain under-appreciated (published by Liberties Press)

Monday 30th March

Book review: "A Song of Shadows" by John Connolly

Arlene Hunt reviews “A Song of Shadows” by John Connolly, the latest in his series of Charlie Parker crime novels (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

Friday 27th March

Profile of Frank O'Connor

Dr Hilary Lennon, UCC School of English profiles Irish short-story writer Frank O’Connor as a new theatrical production based on his stories called ‘God Bless The Child” comes to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin

Further details:  www.gaietytheatre.ie  

Thursday 26th March

Book review: "The Defence" by Steve Cavanagh

Declan Burke reviews “The Defence” by Steve Cavanagh, a thriller about former con man/lawyer Eddie Flynn being forced to defend a Russian mobster accused of murder (published by Orion)

Wednesday 25th March

Book review: "Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton" by Paul Scott

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Motherless Child:The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton” by Paul Scott (published by Headline)

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