Books

Wednesday 9th March

Frank O'Connor letters donated to University College Cork

Professor Oliver O’Donovan, the son of writer Frank O’Connor, explains why the family are donating to University College Cork an archive of letters between his father and mother in the years 1945-1965

Tuesday 8th March

“In The Lion's Den: Daniel MacDonald, Ireland and Empire” by Niamh O'Sullivan

Niamh O’Sullivan, author of “In The Lions Den: Daniel MacDonald, Ireland and Empire”, a study and re-appraisal of MacDonald as a painter of national importance who depicted images of the ...

Monday 7th March

Review: "Mislaid" by Nell Zink

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Mislaid” by Nell Zink (the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut “The Wallcreeper”); it’s the story of a woman who wants to be a writer, who questions her ...

"The Years That Followed" by Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne talks about her latest novel “The Years That Followed”, which follows the journeys of two women as they navigate life, motherhood, love, death, loss and rebirth. Their stories ...

“Lost Ireland: 1860–1960” by William Derham

William Derham, guide and curator at Dublin Castle explains why he wanted to catalogue for posterity the Irish architectural gems which are now lost forever in the photo book “Lost ...

Thursday 3rd March

"The Wing Orderly's Tales" by Carlo Gebler

Carlo Gebler talks about his latest novel “The Wing Orderly’s Tales”, a collection of stories about the inmates of the fictional Loanend Prison outside Belfast as told by wing orderly ...

Wednesday 2nd March

"Waking Lions" by Ayelet Gundar Goshen

Ayelet Gundar Goshen talks about her latest novel “Waking Lions”, about a middle-class doctor who flees a hit-and-run in the desert of Israel but the wife of the victim (a refugee ...

Tuesday 1st March

Irish/French Comic Book Festival 2016

Maura McHugh talks about the first ever Irish/French Comic Book Festival, a celebration of the art form which takes place this week at the Alliance Francaise Full details:  http://alliance-francaise.ie/bd 

Review: “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson (published by Constable)

Monday 29th February

Review: “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

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