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    Review: "City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg

    Declan Burke reviews “City on Fire”, the debut novel by Garth Risk Hallberg which is set in 1976 in New York where a young punk has been shot in Central Park which brings together a collection of characters uncovering a world of corruption in every section of New York society (published by Jonathan Cape)


    "Eggshells" by Caitriona Lally

    Caitriona Lally talks about her debut novel “Eggshells”, the story of a woman who believes she is a 'changeling' belonging to another world so spends her days walking the streets of Dublin looking for a way to get back there (published by Liberties Press)


    Launch of new annual anthology "Winter Pages"

    Launch of “Winter Pages”, a new annual anthology for the arts in Ireland (stories, interviews, essays etc) edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith.  In conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy and music from Gráinne Hunt & band

    (for copyright reasons the music within this programme is not available to download)


    Review: "Slade House" by David Mitchell

    Sinead Gleeson reviews “Slade House” by David Mitchell, a horror story about a mother and son who come to stay in a haunted house (published by Sceptre)


    "Dictator" by Robert Harris

    Robert Harris reads an extract from his novel “Dictator”, the third in his trilogy about Rome’s most famous orator, lawyer and philosopher Cicero (published by Hutchinson)


    Sara Baume shortlisted for Costa literary award

    Sara Baume who has been shortlisted for the UK's Costa First Novel Award for “Spill Simmer Falter Wither” 

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    Review: "Career of Evil" by Robert Galbraith

    Declan Burke reviews “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith, (aka JK Rowling), the third in the crime series featuring private investigator Cormoran Strike (published by Sphere)


    "Somewhere Inside Of Happy" by Anna McPartlin

    Anna McPartlin talks about her latest novel “Somewhere Inside Of Happy”, the story of a woman who has had it tough her whole life and who is finally about to catch a romantic break until her teenage son goes missing

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