Books

Thursday 19th January

"Moonglow" by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon chats about his latest novel "Moonglow", a faux memoir about the fallout from a deathbed confession told to the narrator by his grandfather (published by Fourth Estate)   ...

Wednesday 18th January

"Everybody's Fool" by Richard Russo

Richard Russo chats about his novel "Everybody's Fool", a sequel to his 1993 novel "Nobody's Fool" about a chief of police in upstate New York (pulbished by Allen & Unwin) ...

Tuesday 17th January

Review: 'Molly Keane: A Life', a memoir by Sally Phipps

Eibhear Walshe reviews “Molly Keane: A Life”, a memoir by Molly Keane’s daughter Sally Phipps (published by Little Brown)

Friday 13th January

Review: 'Keeping On Keeping On' by Alan Bennett

Eithne Hand reviews “Keeping On Keeping On” by Alan Bennett, a collection of his diary entries for the past 10 years (published by Faber)

Thursday 12th January

"Rockadoon Shore" by Rory Gleeson

Rory Gleeson chats about his debut novel “Rockadoon Shore”, about a group of friends on a weekend away and a lonely old man who spies on them (published by John ...

Monday 9th January

"Days Without End" by Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry reads an extract from his latest novel “Days Without End” (published by Faber)

Friday 6th January

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan and Maeve Brennan

Angela Bourke (writer and Maeve Brennan biographer) and writer Christine Dwyer Hickey , two of the writers contributing to the Irish Writers Centre/The Stinging Fly celebration of Nollaig na mBan ...

Review: "Best European Fiction 2017"

Eithne Shortall reviews “Best European Fiction 2017”, with a foreword by Eileen Battersby (published by Dalkey Archive Press)

Thursday 5th January

Review: "Of All That Ends" by Gunter Grass

Darragh Downes reviews “Of All That Ends”, the final collection of musings and thoughts by the late German author Gunter Grass (published by Harvill Secker)

'David Bowie: Critical Perspectives', edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin Power

Eoin Devereux, co-editor of a collection of essays about the career of David Bowie - “David Bowie: Critical Perspectives” will be launched next week at the David Bowie Festival in ...

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