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    Emma Healey, author

    Emma Healey talks about the inspiration for Maud, the 90-year old with dementia who is the heroine of her debut novel "Elizabeth Is Missing" (published by Viking)

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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    an interview with the winner of the International IMPAC Literary Award 2014 - Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of “The Sound Of Things Falling” and the translator Anne McLean (published by Bloomsbury)

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    Rob Doyle, author

    Rob Doyle talks about his debut novel "Here Are The Young Men" (published by Lilliput Press)

     

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    Rick O'Shea

    RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea talks about how he's getting on with the challenge of reading 100 novels this year

    You can follow his progress at www.rickoshea.ie

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    Faith poetry

    John F Deane talks about his final collection of poetry “Who Do You Say That I Am?”, a collection of faith poetry which was inspired by answers he got to the question “who do you think Jesus Christ is?” (published by Poetry Ireland)

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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    Kay Sheehy’s final review of the 10 novels on the International IMPAC Literary Award shortlist – “The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan (published by Doubleday and Lilliput Press)

     

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    Best crime fiction

    Declan Burke with a selection of some of the best in crime fiction - "The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker (published by MacLehose), "The Lonesome Heart Is Angry" by Paul Charles (published by New Island), "The Amber Fury" by Natalie Haynes (published by Corvus), "The Ties That Bind" by Erin Kelly (published by Hodder & Stoughton), "The Bones Beneath" by Mark Billingham (published by Little Brown), "The Boy That Never Was" by Karen Perry (published by Penguin) 

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    Book review

    Declan Burke reviews “Mr Mercedes”, the new novel from Stephen King (published by Hodder)

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