Special features

Tuesday 7th May

Sculptor Patrick O'Reilly

Declan Long on Sculptor Patrick O'Reilly's latest work 'Haystack' which is on display in St Alphonsus' Church in Drumcondra, Dublin. The website for the gallery is www.oliversearsgallery.com

Tuesday 30th April

Liberties Festival Dublin

The organisers of the Liberties Festival in Dublin are inviting people to capture 'One Day in the Liberties' in pictures on Wednesday May 1st. Michael Conlon of Dublin's Liberties Festival joins Seán Rocks - www.libertiesfestivaldublin.com.

Monday 29th April

Loves - Jim Crace

Novellist Jim Crace chooses the book 'The Goshawk' by T.H. White as something he 'Loves'. Jim Crace's latest book 'Harvest' is Published by Picador.

Friday 26th April

Cúirt International Festival of Literature - Part Three

Author Tishani Doshi and live music from Stacey Nolan who performs her song 'Wings' - www.myspace.com/staceymarianolan.

Cúirt International Festival of Literature - Part One

Poets Paula Meehan & Sharon Olds, music from Stacey Nolan and a report from Evelyn O'Rourke on Poet Michael Harding who visited the kitchens of Galway to read from his new memoir 'Staring At Lakes'. The Publishers are Hachette Books.

Arena Friday April 26th 2013

Full programme from The Cuirt International Festival of Literature in Galway.

Cúirt International Festival of Literature - Part Two

Crime Writers Arlene Hunt and Antti Tuomainen and Conor Montague reads his story 'Eat The Swans' from the collection 'Galway Stories'. The Publishers are Doire Press.

Thursday 25th April

Turner Prize Shortlist

Declan Long, one of this year's Turner Prize judges, on the shortlist for the prize which will be announced in Derry on December 2nd 2013. The shortlisted names are Tino Seghal, David Shrigley, Laure Prouvost and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Wednesday 24th April

Loves - Eva Rice

Author Eva Rice chooses the musical 'Kiss Me Kate' as something she 'Loves'. Eva's latest book is 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp' is Published by Quercus.

Festivals around Ireland

Abie Philbin-Bowman on festivals around the country over the coming weeks - there will be 35 festivals around Ireland in the coming 2 weekends - www.entertainment.ie for full details.



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