Tuesday 2nd August

"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Mary McGill looks at the classic novella “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the 2015 film version of which premieres on Netflix this week

Friday 29th July

Recommended paperbacks for the summer

Donal O’Donoghue with some recommended paperbacks for summer reading – “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (published by Corsair), “Nothing On Earth” by Conor O’Callaghan (published by Doubleday Ireland), “The Last Days Of ...

Wednesday 27th July

Review: “The Unfortunate Englishman” by John Lawton

Declan Burke reviews “The Unfortunate Englishman” by John Lawton, featuring Joe Wilderness (a thief co-opted to work for MI6) who is trying to negotiate the swap of spies in Cold ...

Monday 25th July

"Inextinguishable" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from her short story “Inextinguishable” (which features in her debut collection “Multitudes”) 

Review: “I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life Lost In Music” by Sylvia Patterson

Mary McGill reviews the book “I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life Lost In Music”, a memoir by music journalist Sylvia Patterson spanning three decades from the 1980’s to ...

Friday 22nd July

Report from the West Cork Literary Festival 2016

Leeanne O’Donnell spoke to organisers and participants at this year's West Cork Literary Festival Official website:

Review: “Lying In Wait” by Liz Nugent

Declan Burke reviews “Lying In Wait” by Liz Nugent, a psychological thriller about the violent murder of a young woman and the repercussions on one Dublin family (published by Penguin Ireland)

Wednesday 20th July

“So Say The Fallen” by Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville chats about the latest instalment in his Belfast novels featuring Detective Chief Inspector Serena Flanagan – “So Say The Fallen” (published by Harvill Secker)

"Naming The Stars" by Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston whose latest novella is “Naming The Stars”, about an elderly woman called Flora and her housekeeper reminiscing about life in the family home, her brother’s secret and her ...

Monday 18th July

“The Death Of All Things Seen” by Michael Collins

Michael Collins chats about his latest novel “The Death Of All Things Seen”, set in Chicago in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis about a playwright Norman Price as ...



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