Books

Tuesday 4th July

"The Party" by Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day talks about her latest novel "The Party", about a young man from humble beginnings who gets a scholarship to a private boarding school and becomes obsessed by the ...

Monday 3rd July

Review: "The Answers" by Catherine Lacey

Sinead Gleeson reviews "The Answers" by Catherine Lacey, about a woman who takes a job on a Girlfriend Experience to fund her medical treatment (published by Granta)

"In Search of the Lost Chord-1967 and the Hippie Idea" by Danny Goldberg

Danny Goldberg, author of "In Search of the Lost Chord-1967 and the Hippie Idea", the story of the hippie revolution through the lens of its high-tide year 1967 (published by ...

Wednesday 28th June

"Room Little Darker", read by June Caldwell

June Caldwell reads an extract from "Leitrim Flip", one of the stories in her debut collection of short stories "Room Little Darker" (published by New Island Books)

Tuesday 27th June

Review: "Crimes of the Father" by Thomas Keneally

Áine Ní Ghlinn and Rex Ryan review "Crimes of the Father" by Thomas Keneally, about a Catholic priest who returns from exile to find himself confronting sex abuse within the ...

Monday 26th June

Review: "The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial" and "Bluets" by Maggie Nelson

Sinead Gleeson reviews two books by Maggie Nelson which have just been re-issued - "The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial" (about the murder of her aunt) and "Bluets" (an ...

"The Boy Behind The Curtain" by Tim Winton

Australian author Tim Winton reads an extract from the title story in his latest collection "The Boy Behind The Curtain" (published by Picador)

Friday 23rd June

Harry Potter special

In a Harry Potter special, we mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first-ever book, The Philosopher's Stone, which started a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day

Wednesday 21st June

Review: "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston

Andrew Hughes reviews "This Tumult" by Caroline Preston, a work of fiction based on the experiences of her own family during World War II (published by Lilliput Press)

Winner of International Dublin Literary Award 2017

The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award for 2017 - Portugese author José Eduardo Agualusa for "A General Theory of Oblivion", with translator Daniel Hahn Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

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