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    Philip Schultz, poet

    Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet talks about his latest work “The Wherewithal: A Novel In Verse” which tells the story of a young man translating his mothers diaries recounting the tale of a Jewish massacre in German-occupied Poland in the middle of World War II  (published by Norton)

     

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    Book review

    Joe Griffin reviews a biography of Charlie Chaplin by Peter Ackroyd (published by Chatto & Windus) 

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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    Kay Sheehy continues her review of books on the IMPAC shortlist - "The Garden Of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng (published by Canongate Books) 

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    Johnny Vegas, comedian

    Abie Philbin Bowman profiles the career of comedian Johnny Vegas, as told in his memoir 'Becoming Johnny Vegas' (published by Harper Collins).

    He will be a guest at this year's Dublin Writers Festival. Details at www.dublinwritersfestival.com        

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    Robert Crumb, animator

    Dan Nosella looks at a 6-volume collection of the animator Robert Sketchbooks, 1964-1981(published by Taschen)     

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    Tony Parsons

    the author Tony Parsons talks about his latest novel, the crime thriller "The Murder Bag" which is the first in a trilogy featuring Detective Max Wolfe (published by Century)

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    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    in her series reviewing novels on the shortlist for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, this week Kay Sheehy reviews "The Detour" by Gerbrand Bakker (published by Vintage) 

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    Other people's taste in music

    John Byrne reviews “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste” by Carl Wilson (published by Bloomsbury), a book that looks at how people organise their identities around their professed love for different types of music

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