Books

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)

Tuesday 12th June

"The Burning Chambers" by Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse talks about her latest novel "The Burning Chambers", the first of a trilogy which begins during the French religious wars of the 16th century (published by Mantle)

Monday 11th June

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Lesser Bohemians" by Eimear McBride

Edel Coffey with her tenth (and final) review of the novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – "The Lesser Bohemians" by Eimear McBride

"The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien", edited by Maebh Long

Maebh Long, editor of "The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien", a collection of his mostly-private letters to friends, fellow-writers and publishers from 1938-1966 (published by Dalkey Archive Press)

Wednesday 6th June

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "The Woman Next Door" by Yewande Omotoso and "Distant Light" by Antonio Moresco

Edel Coffey with her eighth and ninth review of novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – "The Woman Next Door" by Yewande Omotoso and "Distant Light" by Antonio ...

Tuesday 5th June

Review: "Critical Lives: Leonard Bernstein" by Paul R. Laird

David Brophy reviews "Critical Lives: Leonard Bernstein", a biography of the great American composer/ conductor by Paul R. Laird (published by Reaktion Books)

"Whistle In The Dark" by Emma Healey

Emma Healey chats about her latest novel "Whistle In The Dark", about a teenage girl who goes missing for four days in the Peak District, with no memory of what has ...

Monday 4th June

20th anniversary of The Stinging Fly

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of literary magazine The Stinging Fly, with editors Declan Meade and Sarah Gilmartin and writers Lia Mills, Oisín Fagan, Nicole Flattery, Danny Denton and Danielle McLaughlin ...

Thursday 31st May

"Star of the North" by D.B. John

D.B. John talks about his latest novel "Star Of The North", about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea and the North Korean citizens ...

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