Books

Thursday 28th June

Opening lines in literature

Catriona Lally and Anthony Glavin with their pick of some of the best opening lines in literature

Tuesday 26th June

"Orchid & The Wasp" by Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes chats about her debut novel "Orchid & The Wasp", about a precocious young girl who grows up to be highly independent when her family breaks-up after the Celtic ...

Monday 25th June

Review: "Our Homesick Songs" by Emma Hooper

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews "Our Homesick Songs" by musician/writer Emma Hooper, set in a fishing village in Newfoundland where the cod has disappeared from the sea causing the local population ...

Historic all-female summer edition of "2000 AD"

Maura McHugh, one of the contributors to a historic all-woman summer issue of iconic British science fiction comic/graphic novel "2000 AD" Full details:   https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE1801

Monday 18th June

3 books on....football

Declan Burke with his choice of great books about football/soccer – "Breakaway" by Michael Hardcastle, "The Damned United" by David Peace, "Fever Pitch" by Nick Hornby, the autobiographies "Pele: My ...

"Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon" by Henry Martin

Henry Martin, author of the biography of the Canadian artist "Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon" (published by Schaffner Press)

Friday 15th June

"He Is Mine and I Have No Other" by Rebecca O'Connor

Rebecca O'Connor chats about her debut novel "He Is Mine and I Have No Other", set in Ireland in the early 1990's it follows 15-year Lani, who falls in love ...

Thursday 14th June

"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje talks about his latest novel "Warlight", set in the decade after World War II, it follows the lives of a teenage brother and sister left behind in London ...

Wednesday 13th June

Mike McCormack wins International Dublin Literary Award 2018

Mike McCormack, who has just won the International Dublin Literary Award for his novel "Solar Bones"

Review: "Last Stories" by William Trevor

Nuala O’Connor reviews "Last Stories", the final collection by William Trevor (published by Penguin)

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