Books

Thursday 6th September

"The Silence of the Girls" by Pat Barker

Pat Barker talks about her latest novel "The Silence of the Girls", which looks at the Trojan War through the eyes of a female concubine (published by Viking)

Tuesday 4th September

"Now We Shall Be Entirely Free" by Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller reads an extract from his latest novel "Now We Shall Be Entirely Free" (published by Sceptre)

Review: "Transcription" by Kate Atkinson

Anna Carey reviews "Transcription" by Kate Atkinson, based on the true story of a British man in 1942 who many believed to be a Gestapo agent through whom they could ...

Friday 31st August

Review: "Country" by Michael Hughes

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "Country" by Michael Hughes, in which Homer's Iliad is re-told through the eyes of the Troubles in Northern Ireland (published by John Murray)

Wednesday 29th August

"From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye", a memoir by Dave Lory

Dave Lory, who has just written a memoir about his time as Jeff Buckley's manager "From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye" (published by Post Hill Press)

"Now We Shall Be Entirely Free" by Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller chats about his latest novel "Now We Shall Be Entirely Free", set in 1809 it follows a captain who moves to a remote Scottish island following the British ...

Tuesday 28th August

"Women Talking" by Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews chats about her latest novel "Women Talking", set in a Mennonite community in Bolivia, it recounts the horrendous attacks perpetrated on the women of the community by their ...

Monday 27th August

Review: "The Rise & Fall of Becky Sharp" by Sarra Manning

Anna Carey reviews "The Rise & Fall of Becky Sharp" by Sarra Manning, a modern re-telling of the William Thackeray novel "Vanity Fair" (published by Harper Collins)

Wednesday 22nd August

"Future Popes of Ireland" by Darragh Martin

Darragh Martin talks about his debut novel "Future Popes of Ireland", about the family of a mother determined to produce the first Irish Pope (published by Fourth Estate)

Tuesday 21st August

"Follow Me To Ground" by Sue Rainsford

Sue Rainsford talks about her debut novel "Follow Me To Ground", about a girl who has to choose between living in rural isolation with her father or a new life ...

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