Books

Friday 2nd March

A public interview with Edna O'Brien

From the archives, a public interview with Edna O'Brien from 2012 - she has just received the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Award for Achievement in International Literature

Monday 26th February

"Trajectory" by Richard Russo

Richard Russo talks about "Trajectory", his new collection of 4 short stories all bound together by parallel moments where the protagonists have to reckon with their pasts (published by Allen ...

Monday 19th February

Review: "Feel Free" by Zadie Smith

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Feel Free" by Zadie Smith, a collection of essays written over an 8-year period around subjects such as family, libraries, Brexit and motherhood  (published by Hamish Hamilton)

Thursday 15th February

Review: "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris

Edel Coffey reviews "The Tattooist of Auschwitz", the debut novel by Heather Morris which tells the story of a 24-year old Slovakian man and his attempts to survive three years ...

Wednesday 14th February

A love special for St Valentine's Day

A love special for St Valentine's Day, looking at some of the great screen romances, books that took the theme of love in strange directions and unusual love songs

Tuesday 13th February

"Imagining: Home", a literary festival celebrating Canada and Ireland

Jane Urquhart, one of the guests at "Imagining: Home", a 2-day literary festival at UCD celebrating the connections between Canada and Ireland Further details:   www.ucd.ie/artshumanities/imagining/  

Monday 12th February

Review: "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper

Hannah Parkes reviews "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper, a follow-up to "The Dry", her murder mystery set in the Australian outback (published by Flatiron Books)

Friday 9th February

3 books on....new beginnings

Yvonne Nolan with her recommendations for 3 books on new beginnings - "Light In August" by William Faulkner, "The Blazing World" by Siri Hustvedt and "Midwinter Break" by Bernard MacLaverty

Thursday 8th February

"Restless Souls" by Dan Sheehan

Dan Sheehan chats about his debut novel "Restless Souls", set in Dublin in the 1990's it's a road trip about male friendship set against the backdrop of the siege of ...

Tuesday 6th February

"The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock" by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Imogen Hermes Gowar chats about her debut novel "The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock", set in the world of sex workers in Georgian London in 1785 (published by Harvill Secker)

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