Books

Monday 3rd October

"Ireland: The Autobiography" edited by John Bowman

Gerald Dawe talks about the book "Ireland: The Autobiography" edited by John Bowman, one hundred years in the life of the nation as told by it's people   

Friday 30th September

"Hostages" by Oisín Fagan

 Oisín Fagan chats about his debut collection of short stories set in rural Ireland,  "Hostages" (published by New Island Books)

Wednesday 28th September

Review: "Born To Run", the Bruce Springsteen autobiography

Alan Corr reviews the Bruce Springsteen autobiography “Born to Run” 

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction - "The Drowning Child" by Alex Barclay (published by Harper Collins), "A Climate Of Fear" by Fred Vargas (published by ...

Tuesday 27th September

"The House On Seaview Road" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh chats about her latest novel "The House On Seaview Road", following the lives of two sisters on the cusp of adulthood growing up in Dublin in the 1980's 

Monday 26th September

Review: "The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1966 – 1989"

Eithne Shortall reviews the fourth and final collection of Samuel Beckett’s letters, spanning the years 1966 to 1989 (published by Cambridge University Press)  

Friday 23rd September

"The Lesser Bohemians" by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride reads an extract from her latest novel “The Lesser Bohemians” (published by Faber & Faber)

Tuesday 20th September

Review: “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan, a modern retelling of the story of Hamlet narrated by an 8-month old foetus who is the only witness to the plotting of a ...

Monday 19th September

“Closed Casket” by Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah explains why she wanted to write a new Hercule Poirot story and chose to set it in Clonakilty Cork – “Closed Casket” (published by Harper Collins)

Tuesday 13th September

“The Lesser Bohemians” by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride talks about her latest novel “The Lesser Bohemians”, a year in the life of an 18-year old Irish girl who moves to London in the 1990’s and has ...

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