Books

Thursday 1st June

"Prague Nights" by Benjamin Black

John Banville talks about writing his crime novels as Benjamin Black; his latest novel is "Prague Nights", a murder mystery set in Prague in 1599 (published by Penguin)

Tuesday 30th May

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli and "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Kay Sheehy with her sixth and seventh review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli (published by ...

"Conversations With Friends" by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney talks about her debut novel "Conversations With Friends", about two female students whose lives intertwine with a married couple (published by Faber & Faber)

Monday 29th May

"Anything Is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout talks about her latest novel "Anything Is Possible", set in small town Illinois and following the lives of the inhabitants who were peripheral characters in her earlier novel "My ...

Review: "A Ton of Malice: The Half Life of an Irish Punk in London" by Barry McKinley

Rex Ryan reviews "A Ton of Malice: The Half-Life of an Irish Punk in London" by Barry McKinley (published by Old Street Publishing)

Friday 26th May

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction - "A Game of Ghosts" by John Connolly, "Lie With Me" by Sabine Durrant, "Hoffer" by Tim Glencross, "Bad Blood" ...

Thursday 25th May

Review: "When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife" by Meena Kandasamy

Sinead Gleeson reviews "When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife" by Meena Kandasamy, a graphic portrayal of an abusive marriage and the struggle ...

Wednesday 24th May

"Sympathy" by Olivia Sudjic

Olivia Sudjic chats about her latest novel "Sympathy", about a young British woman in New York who becomes obsessed with a slightly older writer with whom she connects online (published ...

Tuesday 23rd May

"Ithaca" by Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle reads an extract from his debut novel "Ithaca" (published by Picador)

Monday 22nd May

Review: "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

Darryl Jones reviews "The Hopkins Conundrum", the debut novel by Simon Edge, a comedy in three parts that links the life and poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a maritime disaster ...

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