Books

Monday 26th June

"The Boy Behind The Curtain" by Tim Winton

Australian author Tim Winton reads an extract from the title story in his latest collection "The Boy Behind The Curtain" (published by Picador)

Friday 23rd June

Harry Potter special

In a Harry Potter special, we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first-ever book, The Philosopher's Stone, which started a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day

Wednesday 21st June

Review: "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston

Andrew Hughes reviews "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston, a work of fiction based on the experiences of her own family during World War II (published by Lilliput Press)

Winner of International Dublin Literary Award 2017

The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award for 2017 - Portugese author José Eduardo Agualusa for "A General Theory of Oblivion", with translator Daniel Hahn Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Tuesday 20th June

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Confession of the Lioness" by Mia Couto

Kay Sheehy with her final review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Confession of the Lioness" by Mia Couto Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Wednesday 14th June

"Room Little Darker" by June Caldwell

June Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories "Room Little Darker", featuring characters from the fringes on contemporary Irish society (published by New Island)

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler

Kay Sheehy with her ninth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler (published by Picador) Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

Tuesday 13th June

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A General Theory of Oblivion" by José Eduardo Agualusa

Kay Sheehy with her eighth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A General Theory of Oblivion" by José Eduardo Agualusa (published by Vintage)

Monday 12th June

Review: "A History of Running Away" by Paula McGrath

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "A History of Running Away" by Paula McGrath, following the lives of three women across a thirty year period in Ireland, England and the United States (published ...

Friday 9th June

Review: "This Family of Things" by Alison Jameson

Arlene Hunt reviews "This Family of Things" by Alison Jameson, which tells the story of the unlikely relationship between two vulnerable people and its impact on their families (published by ...

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