Dominican writer Junot Diaz is the author of The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, which won him a Pulitzer Prize, and of the short story collection This Is How You Lose Her. We met up with Junot at the busy Housing Works bookshop in Manhattan to talk about the themes and difficult characters in his work.
2013 was a great year for Irish literature and two of the biggest success stories - Donal Ryan and Eimear McBride – join us to discuss their writing, being rejected by publishers and being an Irish author.
For anyone fed up with the books currently on their shelves, the monthly Ballymun Book Exchange offers readers a chance to swap their old books for some new titles. Zoe Comyns reports.
Footnote – Regan Hutchins
This week Regan finds out how having a manservant can really improve your productivity. Well it did for Trolloppe…
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