Books

Thursday 30th April

"The Heat of Betrayal" by Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy discusses his latest novel “The Heat of Betrayal”, the story of a married couple whose trip to Morocco is turned upside down when the husband disappears; as the wife travels the country trying to find him she uncovers many dark secrets about the husband she thought she knew (published by Hutchinson London)

Wednesday 29th April

"Pond" by Claire Louise Bennett

Claire Louise Bennett talks about her debut book “Pond”, a collection of short stories (published by The Stinging Fly)

Tuesday 28th April

Anthony Trollope centenary

Darragh Downes marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of writer Anthony Trollope

Monday 27th April

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show; today is a special programme recorded in front of a live audience at the Manion House, Dublin. A discussion of the language in this year's "One City One Book" novel - The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle 

Thursday 23rd April

"The Dirty Dust (Cré na Cille)" by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Alan Titley

Alan Titley talks about his latest book “The Dirty Dust (Cré na Cille)”, an English translation of the Irish-language novel by Máirtín Ó Cadhain (published by Yale University Press)

"The Best Of It: New & Selected Poems" by Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan chats about her approach to writing poetry, the latest collection of her work is “The Best Of It: New & Selected Poems” (published by Grove Press)

Wednesday 22nd April

"Schizo Poetry: Fragments of Mind" by Kevin Nolan & Susanne Wawra

Musician Kevin Nolan and visual artist Susanne Wawra explain their book “Schizo Poetry: Fragments of Mind” a new poetry collection that is funded and published by the mental health charity Shine

"The Sick Bag Song" by Nick Cave

Alan Corr reviews “The Sick Bag Song”, a tour diary by Nick Cave in the form of an epic poem (published by Canongate)

Tuesday 21st April

Best in crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction –

“A Song Of The Shadows” by John Connolly (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

“Killing Ways” by Alex  Barclay (published by Harper Collins)

“The Shut Eye” by Belinda Bauer (published by Bantam Press)

“After The Storm” by Jane Lythell (published by Head of Zeus)

“The Acts Of The Assassins” by Richard Beard (published by Harvill Secker)

Wednesday 15th April

IMPAC shortlist 2015

Sinead Gleeson with a guide to the 10 books shortlisted for this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Official website:  www.impacdublinaward.ie   

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