Wednesday 7th September

Review: “The Schooldays of Jesus” by JM Coetzee

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Schooldays of Jesus” by JM Coetzee, continuing the story of a young boy called Jesus and the man and woman who become his parents as they ...

Tuesday 6th September

"The Real Liddy James" by Anne-Marie Casey

Anne-Marie Casey talks about her latest novel  “The Real Liddy James”, the story of a high-flying lawyer in New York whose professional world falls apart so she moves with her ...

Friday 2nd September

"Proof" by Martina Reilly

Martina Reilly chats about her latest novel “Proof”, a drama about the lives of two friends from a fictional town outside Dublin and a traumatic moment from their past that ...

Thursday 1st September

“Minds Of Winter” by Ed O'Loughlin

Ed O’Loughlin chats about his latest novel “Minds Of Winter”, a story which revolves around the search for a mysterious chronometer lost during the Franklin Expedition to discover the Northwest ...

Tuesday 30th August

"Hide" by Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin talks about his debut novel “Hide”, the story of two men who meet at the end of World War II and quietly live as a married couple in ...

Monday 29th August

“The Constant Soldier” by William Ryan

William Ryan chats about his latest novel “The Constant Soldier”, set in a rest camp for SS officers in an idyllic village in Poland in 1944 (published by Mantle)

Review: “The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers: When the Screaming Stops” by Simon Spence

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers: When the Screaming Stops” by Simon Spence (published by Omnibus Press)

Thursday 25th August

Review: “The Lauras” by Sara Taylor

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Lauras” by Sara Taylor, about a young teenager and her mother leaving a bad marriage so they take to the road; it’s a journey through the ...

Wednesday 24th August

"The Comet Seekers" by Helen Sedgwick

Helen Sedgwick talks about her debut novel “The Comet Seekers”, about an Irish woman and a French man who find love at a comet research base in Antarctica (published by ...

Tuesday 23rd August

Review: “All That Man Is” by David Szalay

Donal O’Donoghue reviews “All That Man Is” by David Szalay, nine short stories about men and their relationships with the world around them, a meditation on what it means to ...



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