Books

Monday 13th April

Gunter Grass RIP

Moray McGowan of the Department of Germanic Studies at TCD on the legacy of German novelist Gunter Grass who died today

"Villa America" by Liza Klaussmann

Liza Klaussmann, author of “Villa America”, a fictional re-imagining of the lives of the Murphy's, a golden couple on the French Riviera who inspired F Scott Fitzgerald's 'Tender Is The Night' (published by Picador)

Friday 10th April

Book review: "Clasp" by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Kathy D’Arcy reviews 'Clasp', the latest poetry collection by Doireann Ní Ghríofa (published by Dedalus Press)

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Thursday 9th April

"The Lives of Women" by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey talks about her latest book “The Lives Of Women” in which a woman returning home to care for her invalid father remembers what life was like for women in her suburban community in the 1970’s (published by Atlantic Books)

Wednesday 8th April

Book review: "Weightless" by Sarah Bannan

Tom Donnelly reviews “Weightless” by Sarah Bannan, following a year in the life of a young girl in a high school in Alabama (published by Bloomsbury)

Tuesday 7th April

"The Glorious Heresies" by Lisa McInerney

Lisa McInerney talks about her debut novel “The Glorious Heresies”, intertwining stories set in Cork after the financial crash (published by John Murray Press)

Book review: "Alfred Hitchcock" by Peter Ackroyd

Harvey O’Brien reviews “Alfred Hitchcock” by Peter Ackroyd, a new biography of film director Alfred Hitchcock (published by Chatto & Windus)

Monday 6th April

Salman Rushdie public interview

A public interview with author Salman Rushdie which took place during last year's Dalkey Book Festival. Over the course of a fascinating interview the conversation ranged from the influence of parents on their children's life choices to what it was like living under a fatwa.

 

Friday 3rd April

Book review: "Search Party" by George the Poet

Colm Keegan reviews “Search Party”, the first published collection by performance artist George the Poet (published by Ebury)

Thursday 2nd April

"The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005 - 2015"

Dermot Bolger, co-editor and Niamh Boyce, writer and contributor to the “The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015”, a collection of 25 stories from the past decade which have made the shortlist for the Hennessy Literary Awards (published by New Island Books)

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