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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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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    Kay Sheehy with her penultimate review of the books on the 2014 Interantional IMPAC Award shortlist - “A Death InThe Family: My Struggle, Book 1” by Karl Ove Knausgard (published by Bloomsbury)

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    Lorrie Moore, author

    the writer Lorrie Moore talks about "Bark", her latest collection of short stories (published by Faber & Faber)

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    War Poetry

    Neil Astley, editor of "The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems", an anthology of war poetry from 1914 to the present day (published by Bloodaxe Books) 

     

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    Acid house

    Jim Carroll reviews "The True Story Of Acid House: Britain's Last Youth Culture Revolution" by Luke Bainbridge which looks at what made acid house such an important musical movement (published by Omnibus Press)

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    International IMPAC Literary Award

    Kay Sheey reviews IMPAC Award shortlisted “Traveller Of The Century” by Andrés Neuman, the story of a man and the people he encounters in an imaginary town somewhere in Germany (published by Pushkin Press)

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    Oona Frawley, author

    Oona Frawley talks about her debut novel "Flight", the story of a teacher who moves from Zimbabwe to Ireland to make a better life for herself (published by Tramp Press)

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