Books

Monday 13th July

"June" by Gerbrand Bakker

Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker talks about his latest novel “June”, how a day of celebration to mark Queen Julianna’s visit to a northern town in 1969 turns to tragedy after ...

Review: "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed-Out The Beatles, Made The Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll" by Fred Goodman

Jim Carroll reviews “Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed-Out The Beatles, Made The Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll” by Fred Goodman (published by Eamon Dolan & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Friday 10th July

"Those We Left Behind" by Stuart Neville

Belfast crime writer Stuart Neville chats about his latest novel “Those We Left Behind”, following a character from his previous novels Detective Serena Flanagan dealing with the fallout from a previous ...

Thursday 9th July

"The Dust That Falls From Dreams" by Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres talks about his latest novel “The Dust That Falls From Dreams”, following the lives of three sisters from Kent in England and the men they love in ...

Wednesday 8th July

"The Girl Missing From The Window" by Paul O'Reilly

Wexford writer Paul O’Reilly talks about his debut short story collection “The Girl Missing From The Window” (published by Doire Press)

Tuesday 7th July

"The Book Of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber

Michel Faber discusses his latest novel “The Book Of Strange New Things”, a story set on a planet called Oasis and dealing with themes of faith, separation, communication and love ...

Monday 6th July

"Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar" poetry anthology

Neil Astley, editor of the anthology “Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar: A Book of Strange & Comic Poems” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Wednesday 1st July

Review: "A God In Ruins" by Kate Atkinson

Eithne Shortall reviews “A God In Ruins” by Kate Atkinson, a companion novel to her earlier “Life After Life” and the continuing story of the Todd family living in London ...

Tuesday 30th June

Review: "The Festival Of Insignificance" by Milan Kundera

Yvonne Nolan reviews “The Festival of Insignificance” by Milan Kundera, a story following the intertwining lives of 4 friends living in Paris, all men in mid-life (published by Faber & Faber)

"Undoing Time: The Life & Work of Samuel Beckett" by Jennifer Birkett

Jennifer Birkett, author of “Undoing Time: The Life and Work of Samuel Beckett” (published by Irish Academic Press)

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