Everyone has the book that they consider a classic...from ‘Bleak House’ to ‘Catch 22’ and everything in between. These are books that speak across the generations and deserve a place on every book shelf.
In the first of an occasional series, we’ve asked Yvonne Nolan to nominate her choice for a classic read.....
Award-winning author Jeff VanderMeer is highly regarded in the field of fantasy writing and he has just published the third book in his latest trilogy, known as the Southern Reach trilogy. The book is called Acceptance and Jeff is here to discuss it with me now...
Cork born writer Joseph O'Neill came to prominence with the 2008 novel 'Netherland' which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize. His follow-up novel, 'The Dog' has also made this year's longlist... Sinéad Gleeson has read it for us
Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker prize-winning British author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.
His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize.
His most recent, J, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
The Paying Guests is the 6th novel from the British author Sarah Waters. Set in London in the 1920s it focuses on the change in society and women’s independence after the Great War. Edel Coffey has been reading it for us.