Friday 20th May

“Gods & Angels” by David Park

Belfast author David Park chats about “Gods & Angels”, his second collection of short stories exploring themes of loneliness and the male experience (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 19th May

"The Springs of Affection" by Maeve Brennan re-issued

Declan Meade, publisher and Maeve Brennan biographer Angela Bourke explain why The Stinging Fly are re-issuing the short story collection “The Springs of Affection” by Maeve Brennan Details of event at ...

Tuesday 17th May

Review: "In Gratitude" by Jenny Diski

Sarah Binchy reviews “In Gratitude”, a collection of her last essays by the recently-deceased author Jenny Diski (published by Bloomsbury)

Monday 16th May

“A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker

Jo Baker talks about her novel “A Country Road, A Tree”, a fictional story about an unknown writer called Samuel Beckett who leaves neutral Ireland to join the Resistance in France in ...

"On Bowie" by Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley explains why the music of David Bowie has had such an impact on his life in his book “On Bowie” (published by Serpents Tail)

Friday 13th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Our Lady Of The Nile" by Scholastique Mukasonga

Kay Sheehy with the fourth review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award - “Our Lady Of The Nile” by Scholastique Mukasonga, set in an elite ...

Thursday 12th May

"Solar Bones" by Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack chats about his novel “Solar Bones”, set in contemporary Mayo about how one man copes with caring for a sick wife, being a father and the fallout from the ...

Wednesday 11th May

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” which are set in and around east Belfast (published by Faber)

Review: “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford

Róisín Dwyer reviews the new biography “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford (published by Omnibus Press)

Tuesday 10th May

Review: “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon

Kathy D’Arcy reviews the latest collection “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon (published by Gallery Press)



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