Books

Tuesday 10th May

Review: “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon

Kathy D’Arcy reviews the latest collection “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon (published by Gallery Press)

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Diary Of The Fall" by Michel Laub

Kay Sheehy with the third review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Diary Of The Fall” by Michel Laub, the story of three generations of men – one examining the mistakes of his past, a father with Alzheimer’s and a grandfather who survived Auschwitz (published by Vintage Books)

Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Monday 9th May

"The Pier Falls" by Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon talks about his first collection of short stories “The Pier Falls” (published by Jonathan Cape)

Friday 6th May

"Not Working" by Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens talks about her debut novel “Not Working”, about a woman who quits her job in order to discover her true vocation but realises she has no idea how to go about finding it (published by Picador)

Wednesday 4th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill

Kay Sheehy with the second review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Department of Speculation” by Jenny Offill, the story of a woman who wants to be a writer but has to cope with daily life, infidelity and a crumbling marriage (published by Granta Books)

Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Tuesday 3rd May

Review: “The Bricks That Built The Houses” by Kate Tempest

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Bricks That Built The Houses”, the debut novel by spoken-word artist/poet Kate Tempest, about three young people and how they came to be leaving London in a hurry with a suitcase full of money (published by Bloomsbury)

Review: “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall and "The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start

Róisín Dwyer reviews two new music biographies - “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall (published by Orion) and “The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start” (published by Faber)

Friday 29th April

"Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird

Bonnie MacBird talks about “Art In The Blood”, her latest novel in which a young Sherlock Holmes comes out of hiding in disgrace to solve the mysterious disappearance in Paris of the son of a famous singer Cherie (published by Collins Crime Club)

Further details:   www.macbird.com

"Not Working" by Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens reads an extract from her latest novel “Not Working” (published by Picador)

Thursday 28th April

Maeve Brennan in New York, a lecture by Anne Enright

Anne Enright who will deliver her first lecture tonight at New York University as part of her term as Laureate for Irish Fiction. The title of her lecture is “An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan and the Streets of New York”

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