Books

Tuesday 16th June

IMPAC shortlist - "Burial Rites" by Hannah Kent

Kay Sheehy with the tenth (and final) review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent, based around the story of Agnes Magnusdottir who was the ...

Monday 15th June

Review: "It's A Long Story: My Life" by Willie Nelson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “It’s A Long Story: My Life”, the autobiography of Willie Nelson (published by Sphere)

IMPAC shortlist - "Brief Loves That Live Forever" by Andrei Makine

Kay Sheehy with the ninth review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “Brief Loves That Live Forever” by Andrei Makine. As the dreary Brezhnev era in the Soviet Union ...

Wednesday 10th June

Review: "Naked At The Albert Hall" by Tracey Thorn

Julie Feeney reviews “Naked At The Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing” by Tracey Thorn, an examination of the art of singing (published by Virago)

Tuesday 9th June

"My Buried Life" by Doreen Finn

Doreen Finn talks about her debut novel “My Buried Life”, the story of an embittered poet who, after returning to her native Dublin following the death of her estranged mother, ...

IMPAC shortlist - "Harvest" by Jim Crace

Kay Sheehy with the eighth review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “Harvest” by Jim Crace, set in a medieval English village as subsistence farming is forced to give ...

Monday 8th June

Review: "Tender" by Belinda McKeon

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Tender”, the second novel by Belinda McKeon. It is set in Ireland in the late 1990’s and centres on the friendship between a student Catherine and her ...

"All That I Leave Behind" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh talks about her novel “All That I Leave Behind” , the story of the long-term emotional and psychological effects of a mother’s act of abandoning her four children ...

Friday 5th June

IMPAC shortlist - "The Narrow Road To The Deep North" by Richard Flanagan

Kay Sheehy with the seventh review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “The Narrow Road To The Deep North” by Richard Flanagan, set mainly in a Japanese prisoner of ...

Thursday 4th June

"Tanglewood" by Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger talks about his latest novel “Tanglewood”, set in Blackrock, Dublin in 2007 it charts the relationships of two marriages during the boom and bust of Celtic Tiger Ireland ...

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