Wednesday 23rd August

Review: "Midwinter Break" by Bernard MacLaverty

Eithne Shortall reviews "Midwinter Break" by Bernard MacLaverty, a novel about an elderly couple and their trip to Amsterdam (published by Jonathan Cape)

The enduring popularity of Agatha Christie

John Curran discusses why the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie are as popular now as when they were first created

Laura Albert/JT LeRoy at the IFI

Laura Albert, who caused a sensation when she was revealed as the true identity of the literary persona JT LeRoy Details of screening at IFI:

Tuesday 22nd August

Review: "Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" by Allan Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock n’ Roll War Stories" by Allan Jones (published by Bloomsbury)

Monday 21st August

Review: "Yesterday" by Felicia Yap

Arlene Hunt reviews "Yesterday" by Felicia Yap, about a married couple living in an alternative world where people are divided into two categories - Monos and Duos, depending on their ...

Friday 18th August

"Between Them: Remembering My Parents" by Richard Ford

Richard Ford reads an extract from his memoir "Between Them: Remembering My Parents" (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 17th August

50th anniversary of "The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien

Rob Doyle looks at what made the post-modern novel "The Third Policeman" by Flann O’Brien such a sensation when it was first published 50 years ago

Tuesday 15th August

Review: "The Fallen" by Ace Atkins

Declan Burke reviews "The Fallen" by Ace Atkins, his latest featuring Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson who is investigating a bank robbery committed by three men wearing Donald Trump masks (published ...

Thursday 10th August

Review: "Borne" by Jeff Vandermeer

Maura McHugh reviews "Borne" by Jeff Vandermeer, a science fiction tale set in a world which has been ravaged by a biotech company and the few survivors are preyed upon ...

Wednesday 9th August

Review: "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch / Glen Campbell RIP

Ken Sweeney recalls the career of country music star Glen Campbell whose death was announced last night  /  he also reviews "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch



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