Monday 20th June

Essay: musician John S Beckett

Essay by Charles Gannon about the subject of his biography “John S Beckett: The Man and the Music” (published by Lilliput Press)

Friday 17th June

“Fasting and Feasting: Radio Reflections on Christmas and Easter” by Aidan Mathews

Aidan Mathews, author of “Fasting and Feasting: Radio Reflections on Christmas and Easter”, a collection of essays contemplating the two most important feast days in the Christian calendar, broadcast on ...

Thursday 16th June

Inspiration for the characters in Ulysses, by Vivian Igoe

Vivian Igoe reflects on the intriguing characters that populate “Ulysses”; her book is “The Real People of Joyce’s Ulysses – A Biographical Guide” (published by UCD Press)

Review: "The Blade Artist" by Irvine Welsh

Declan Burke reviews “The Blade Artist” by Irvine Welsh, which follows the story of a sculptor Francis who is in fact the notorious hardman Begbie from the earlier novel Trainspotting ...

Wednesday 15th June

Michael Chabon, James Joyce and Bloomsday Festival 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, a guest at this year's Bloomsday Festival, explains how the works of James Joyce – like Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake – have influenced his writing ...

Friday 10th June

"Nomad" by James Swallow

James Swallow talks about his latest novel “Nomad”, a thriller about an M16 agent who teams up with a former US army operative to foil terrorists and clear his name ...

Thursday 9th June

Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award - Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma, winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel “Family Life” Official website: 

Wednesday 8th June

Review: "Porcelain", a memoir by Moby

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Porcelain”, a memoir by Moby (published by Faber)

Tuesday 7th June

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Outlaws" by Javier Cercas

Kay Sheehy with the tenth review and round-up of the 10 novels on the shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Outlaws” by Javier Cercas, inspired by a Spanish ...

Review: “Babylon Berlin” by Volker Kutscher

Anthony Thuillier reviews “Babylon Berlin” by Volker Kutscher, the first in a series of German detective novels featuring a young detective Gereon Rath who leaves Cologne under a cloud and ...



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