Books

Thursday 8th June

"The Weight of Him" by Ethel Rohan

Ethel Rohan talks about her debut novel "The Weight of Him", about a father grieving the death of his son by suicide and also determined to tackle his own obesity ...

Wednesday 7th June

"The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty talks about his Booker-winning novel "The Sellout", about an African American man facig charges in the US Supreme Court for trying to re-introduce segregation in a small town ...

Review: "Love In Row 27" by Eithne Shortall

Mary McGill reviews "Love In Row 27", the debut novel by Eithne Shortall, about an airline check-in attendant playing cupid to unsuspecting flyers while accidentally discovering a match of her own ...

Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

The winner has just been announced of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction - Naomi Alderman for "The Power" Full details:   www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

Monday 5th June

"Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien reads an extract from her novel "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" (published by Granta)

Review: "The 7th Function of Language" by Laurent Binet

Declan Burke reviews "The 7th Function of Language" by Laurent Binet, a comic history of the French intelligentsia, political intrigue and the search for literary theory (published by Penguin)

Friday 2nd June

Review: Art Sex Music" by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Art Sex Music", the autobiography by model/performance artist/musician Cosey Fanni Tutti (published by Faber & Faber)

"The Boy Behind The Curtain" by Tim Winton

Australian author Tim Winton reads ‘Havoc’, one of the stories in his largely-autobiographical book "The Boy Behind the Curtain" (published by Picador)

Thursday 1st June

"Prague Nights" by Benjamin Black

John Banville talks about writing his crime novels as Benjamin Black; his latest novel is "Prague Nights", a murder mystery set in Prague in 1599 (published by Penguin)

Tuesday 30th May

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli and "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Kay Sheehy with her sixth and seventh review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli (published by ...

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