Books

Monday 21st November

William Trevor RIP

Eileen Battersby and Eibhear Walshe remember the literary genius of the late William Trevor

Friday 18th November

'Teethmarks On My Tongue' by Eileen Battersby

Eileen Battersby talks about her debut novel “Teethmarks On My Tongue”, set in the late 1980’s it’s the story of teenager Helen Stockton Defoe and her travels from Virginia to France ...

Thursday 17th November

Review: 'A Head Full of Ghosts' by Paul Tremblay

Declan Burke reviews “A Head Full of Ghosts” by Paul Tremblay, the story of a 14 year old girl possessed by the devil and the affect this has on her ...

"The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre", edited by Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash

Chris Morash and Nicholas Grene, editors of The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, a comprehensive examination of Ireland’s contribution to the world of theatre (published by Oxford University Press)

Wednesday 16th November

"Himself" by Jess Kidd

Jess Kidd talks about her debut novel “Himself”, a literary mix of mystery and magic realism set in a small village in the west of Ireland, a handsome anti-hero Mahony ...

Tuesday 15th November

Review: 'Set The Boy Free', a memoir by Johnny Marr

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Set The Boy Free”, a memoir by Johnny Marr of The Smiths (published by Century Books)

'On The Banks: Cork City In Poems and Songs', edited by Alannah Hopkin

Alannah Hopkin, editor and poets Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Gerry Murphy talk about “On The Banks: Cork City In Poems and Songs”, a collection of poems and songs about Cork ...

Monday 14th November

Review: “The Hungry Grass” by Richard Power

Yvonne Nolan reviews “The Hungry Grass” by Richard Power, the 1969 novel which has just been re-issued, it is set in 1950's and 1960's Ireland and centres around the life ...

“Ferenji and Other Stories” by Helena Mulkerns

Helena Mulkerns talks about her debut collection “Ferenji and Other Stories”, short stories which are all set in the world of international workers in developing, conflict and post-conflict areas around the ...

Thursday 10th November

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction – “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly (published by Orion), “The Bird Tribunal” by Agnes Ravatn (published by ...

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