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    Book review

    Arlene Hunt reviews "Can Anybody Help Me?", the first novel from Sinead Crowley (the RTÉ Arts & Media Correspondent).  Published by Quercus

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    Music books review

    Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press),  "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press),  "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)     

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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    in the 4th episode of her series looking at the novels on the IMPAC 014 shortlist, Kay Sheehy reviews "Absolution" by Patrick Flanery, published by Atlantic Books

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    Irvine Welsh

    Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins”, published by Jonathan Cape 

    Official website at www.irvinewelsh.net

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    Lynn Barber memoir

    Edel Coffey reviews “A Curious Career”, the Lynn Barber memoir of her life in writing, published by Bloomsbury

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    Ireland/Hungary cultural links

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports from the launch of the book “The Club At Eddy’s Bar” by Zoltan Boszormenyi which explores the cultural links between Hungary and Ireland (published by Phaeton Publishing)

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    Daft Punk biography

    Jim Carroll reviews a new book "Daft Punk: A Trip Inside The Pyramid" by Dina Santorelli, published by St Martins' Press

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    Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author

    the author Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about how time spent in the north of Scotland inspired her latest novel "The Closet Of Savage Mementos", published by New Island Books    

    Official website at www.nualanichonchuir.com

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    IMPAC Literary Award

    In the continuing series this week Kay Sheehy reviews the IMPAC Literary Award shortlisted novel “The Sound Of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, published by Bloomsbury

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