Books

Wednesday 19th October

Review: “Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh, set in New England in the 1960’s in graphic language it tells the story of a young woman’s escape from her cruel, alcoholic ...

Monday 17th October

"Inch Levels" by Neil Hegarty

Historian and author Neil Hegarty chats about his debut novel “Inch Levels”, about the lives of three families personally affected by the mysterious and tragic death of an 8-year old ...

Review: “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien

Sorcha Kenny reviews “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Canadian author Madeleine Thien, following the fortunes of two Chinese musical families through their country’s turbulent 20th century history (published ...

Thursday 13th October

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Poet Paul Muldoon and New Yorker music critic Alex Ross discuss the awarding of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan 

Wednesday 12th October

"Sex & Death", a collection of short stories edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs

Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs, editors of "Sex & Death", 20 short stories exploring the two most powerful and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience

Tuesday 11th October

"Here I Am" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of "Here I Am" which is about the daily strains and trivialities that can both make and break a family and an examination of various forms of identity (parenthood, childhood, ...

Monday 10th October

"The Book Of Lost Things" by John Connolly

John Connolly explains why "The Book Of Lost Things" (his dark fairytale about a boy who, grieving for the loss of his mother, slips into a parallel world populated strange ...

Wednesday 5th October

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds, author of "Shock And Awe - Glam Rock And Its Legacy, From The 70's to the 21st Century" 

Tuesday 4th October

"Louis MacNeice: In A Between World" by Christopher J Fauske

Christopher J Fauske, Professor of Communications at Salem State University, Massachusetts discusses his book "Louis MacNeice: In A Between World" (published by Irish Academic Press) .

"Resolution" by A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson, author of "Resolution", which tells the story of Captain Cook’s second voyage of discovery to the South Atlantic, Tahiti and New Zealand  through the eyes of a seventeen year ...

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