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    “Lost Ireland: 1860–1960” by William Derham

    William Derham, guide and curator at Dublin Castle explains why he wanted to catalogue for posterity the Irish architectural gems which are now lost forever in the photo book “Lost Ireland: 1860–1960” (published by Hyde Park Editions)

    Further details:  http://archiseek.com/2016/lost-ireland-500-evocative-photographs-ireland/

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    "The Wing Orderly's Tales" by Carlo Gebler

    Carlo Gebler talks about his latest novel “The Wing Orderly’s Tales”, a collection of stories about the inmates of the fictional Loanend Prison outside Belfast as told by wing orderly Harold ‘Chalky’ Chalkman (published by New Island)

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    "Waking Lions" by Ayelet Gundar Goshen

    Ayelet Gundar Goshen talks about her latest novel “Waking Lions”, about a middle-class doctor who flees a hit-and-run in the desert of Israel but the wife of the victim (a refugee from Eritrea) turns up on his doorstep the next day and changes his life forever (published by Pushkin Press)

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    Irish/French Comic Book Festival 2016

    Maura McHugh talks about the first ever Irish/French Comic Book Festival, a celebration of the art form which takes place this week at the Alliance Francaise

    Full details:  http://alliance-francaise.ie/bd 

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    Review: “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

    Rick O’Shea reviews “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp, a thriller written from the notes the fictional pop culture journalist Jack Sparks left after his death and compiled by his brother trying to establish how his brother died (published by Orbit)

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    Special 1916 edition of The Stinging Fly

    Guest editor Sean O’Reilly and writer Evelyn Conlon explain the latest special edition of The Stinging Fly – “In The Wake Of The Rising” where 40 writers were asked to respond to the principles in the 1916 Proclamation

    Full details:  www.stingingfly.org   

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    "The Maker of Swans" by Paraic O'Donnell

    Paraic O’Donnell talks about his debut novel “The Maker of Swans”, the story of three characters living in a mysterious world coping with a drama that comes into their lives (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

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