Books

Wednesday 7th June

Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

The winner has just been announced of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction - Naomi Alderman for "The Power" Full details:   www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

Monday 5th June

"Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien reads an extract from her novel "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" (published by Granta)

Review: "The 7th Function of Language" by Laurent Binet

Declan Burke reviews "The 7th Function of Language" by Laurent Binet, a comic history of the French intelligentsia, political intrigue and the search for literary theory (published by Penguin)

Friday 2nd June

Review: Art Sex Music" by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Art Sex Music", the autobiography by model/performance artist/musician Cosey Fanni Tutti (published by Faber & Faber)

"The Boy Behind The Curtain" by Tim Winton

Australian author Tim Winton reads ‘Havoc’, one of the stories in his largely-autobiographical book "The Boy Behind the Curtain" (published by Picador)

Thursday 1st June

"Prague Nights" by Benjamin Black

John Banville talks about writing his crime novels as Benjamin Black; his latest novel is "Prague Nights", a murder mystery set in Prague in 1599 (published by Penguin)

Tuesday 30th May

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli and "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Kay Sheehy with her sixth and seventh review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Story of My Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli (published by ...

"Conversations With Friends" by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney talks about her debut novel "Conversations With Friends", about two female students whose lives intertwine with a married couple (published by Faber & Faber)

Monday 29th May

"Anything Is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout talks about her latest novel "Anything Is Possible", set in small town Illinois and following the lives of the inhabitants who were peripheral characters in her earlier novel "My ...

Review: "A Ton of Malice: The Half Life of an Irish Punk in London" by Barry McKinley

Rex Ryan reviews "A Ton of Malice: The Half-Life of an Irish Punk in London" by Barry McKinley (published by Old Street Publishing)

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