Books

Tuesday 27th June

Review: "Crimes of the Father" by Thomas Keneally

Áine Ní Ghlinn and Rex Ryan review "Crimes of the Father" by Thomas Keneally, about a Catholic priest who returns from exile to find himself confronting sex abuse within the ...

Monday 26th June

Review: "The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial" and "Bluets" by Maggie Nelson

Sinead Gleeson reviews two books by Maggie Nelson which have just been re-issued - "The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial" (about the murder of her aunt) and "Bluets" (an ...

"The Boy Behind The Curtain" by Tim Winton

Australian author Tim Winton reads an extract from the title story in his latest collection "The Boy Behind The Curtain" (published by Picador)

Friday 23rd June

Harry Potter special

In a Harry Potter special, we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first-ever book, The Philosopher's Stone, which started a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day

Wednesday 21st June

Review: "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston

Andrew Hughes reviews "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston, a work of fiction based on the experiences of her own family during World War II (published by Lilliput Press)

Winner of International Dublin Literary Award 2017

The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award for 2017 - Portugese author José Eduardo Agualusa for "A General Theory of Oblivion", with translator Daniel Hahn Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Tuesday 20th June

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Confession of the Lioness" by Mia Couto

Kay Sheehy with her final review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Confession of the Lioness" by Mia Couto Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Wednesday 14th June

"Room Little Darker" by June Caldwell

June Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories "Room Little Darker", featuring characters from the fringes on contemporary Irish society (published by New Island)

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler

Kay Sheehy with her ninth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler (published by Picador) Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

Tuesday 13th June

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A General Theory of Oblivion" by José Eduardo Agualusa

Kay Sheehy with her eighth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A General Theory of Oblivion" by José Eduardo Agualusa (published by Vintage)

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