Books

Friday 18th August

"Between Them: Remembering My Parents" by Richard Ford

Richard Ford reads an extract from his memoir "Between Them: Remembering My Parents" (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 17th August

50th anniversary of "The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien

Rob Doyle looks at what made the post-modern novel "The Third Policeman" by Flann O’Brien such a sensation when it was first published 50 years ago

Tuesday 15th August

Review: "The Fallen" by Ace Atkins

Declan Burke reviews "The Fallen" by Ace Atkins, his latest featuring Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson who is investigating a bank robbery committed by three men wearing Donald Trump masks (published ...

Thursday 10th August

Review: "Borne" by Jeff Vandermeer

Maura McHugh reviews "Borne" by Jeff Vandermeer, a science fiction tale set in a world which has been ravaged by a biotech company and the few survivors are preyed upon ...

Wednesday 9th August

Review: "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch / Glen Campbell RIP

Ken Sweeney recalls the career of country music star Glen Campbell whose death was announced last night  /  he also reviews "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch

Review: "Madame Zero" by Sarah Hall

Yvonne Nolan reviews "Madame Zero" by Sarah Hall, a collection of short stories about the strange experiences that happen to a variety of women (published by Faber)

Friday 4th August

"Natterbeans" by June Caldwell

June Caldwell reads from "Natterbeans", one of the short stories in her latest collection 'Room Little Darker' (published by New Island Books)

Thursday 3rd August

"Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life" by Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li talks about her memoir "Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life", written when she was in the grip of suicidal depression (published by ...

Tuesday 1st August

Review: "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler (published by Omnibus Press)

Monday 31st July

"The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" by Johnny Rogan

Johnny Rogan, author of "The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" (published by Random House)

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