Monday 31st August

"The Story of Kullervo" by JRR Tolkien

Gerard Hynes from the School of English Trinity College talks about “The Story of Kullervo”, a previously unpublished short story from JRR Tolkien with roots in Finnish folklore (published by ...

Wednesday 26th August

"Miss Emily" by Nuala O'Connor

Poet/writer Nuala O’Connor talks about her first historical novel “Miss Emily”, about a young Irish girl who becomes maid for the Dickinson family of Massachusetts where she strikes up a ...

Tuesday 25th August

"Up Against The Night" by Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright talks about his book “Up Against The Night”, the story of Frank McAllister who discovers that his ancestors were involved in the brutal massacre in Zululand in the ...

"The Wheels Of The World" by Colin Harper and John McSherry

Colin Harper and John McSherry, co-authors of “The Wheels Of The World”, a 300 year history of the Irish uilleann pipes (published by Jawbone) Official website: John McSherry's current ...

Monday 24th August

Round-up of the latest paperbacks

Sinead Gleeson with a round-up of the latest paperbacks – “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Nuruddin Farah, “Paradise” by AL Kennedy, “Morvern Caller” by Alan Warner, “The Trick Is To ...

"A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara talks about her latest novel “A Little Life”, the story of a friendship between four college graduates who have just moved to New York (published by Picador)

Wednesday 19th August

Aideen Henry, poet

Aideen Henry talks about the inspiration for her second collection of poetry “Slow Bruise” (published by Salmon Poetry)   

Review: "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky

Arlene Hunt reviews “Brush Back” by Sara Paretsky, the 17th crime novel featuring female detective VI Warshawski (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

Tuesday 18th August

Graphic novel “Hound: A Celtic Myth Set in Ancient Ireland”

Barry Devlin and Paul Bolger explain the genesis of their graphic novel which is a re-imagining of the life and times of Cúchulainn -  “Hound: A Celtic Myth Set in ...

"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

Mary McGill on the classic French novel “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert



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