Books

Thursday 5th October

"The Wardrobe Mistress" by Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath talks about his latest book "The Wardrobe Mistress", which is set in the theatre during the bleak aftermath of World War II in London (published by Hutchinson London)

Tuesday 3rd October

Review: "The Girl from Venice" by Martin Cruz Smith

Declan Burke reviews "The Girl from Venice" by Martin Cruz Smith, a World War II love story set in occupied Venice (published by Simon & Schuster).

Thursday 28th September

"Insidious Intent" by Val McDermid

Val McDermid talks about her latest crime thriller "Insidious Intent", her tenth novel to feature the crime-fighting team of DCI Carol Jordan and criminal psychologist Tony Hill (published by Little ...

Wednesday 27th September

Review: "Autumn" by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Kay Sheehy reviews "Autumn" by Karl Ove Knausgaard, in which the Norwegian author addresses his unborn child in a novel about the strangeness of the world (published by Harvill Secker)

A profile of AA Milne

Gráinne Clear with a profile of the writer AA Milne

Review: "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Monday 25th September

"First Time Ever" by Peggy Seeger

Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger chats about her memoir "First Time Ever" (published by Faber & Faber)

"Black Dahlia, Red Rose" by Piu Eatwell

Piu Eatwell talks about going back to investigate the famous murder in Los Angeles in 1947 of 22-year old Elizabeth Short for her novel "Black Dahlia, Red Rose" (published by ...

Wednesday 20th September

Review: "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré

Declan Burke reviews "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré, featuring former MI5 agent Guillam who has been pulled out of retirement to explain events, and possible murder, committed ...

"My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent

Gabriel Tallent talks about his debut novel "My Absolute Darling", the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl called Turtle who has a difficult and troubling relationship with her father (published ...

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