Books

Thursday 26th April

Review: "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbo

Declan Burke reviews "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbo, the Scandi noir crime writers’ adaptation of one of the classics by Shakespeare (published by Hogarth Shakespeare)

Wednesday 25th April

"Heartland" by Patrick McCabe

Pat McCabe chats about his latest novel "Heartland", set in the world of country music fans in the Irish midlands (published by New Island Books)

Monday 23rd April

"The Woman In White" by Wilkie Collins

Darryl Jones looks at why the 1859 mystery novel "The Woman In White" by Wilkie Collins makes such a good subject for the latest television adaptation by the BBC

Review: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Anna Carey reviews "Circe" by Madeline Miller, a feminist re-imagining of Circe, a god with magical powers who we first encounter in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey (published by Bloomsbury)

Friday 20th April

"Property: A Collection" by Lionel Shriver

Writer and journalist, Lionel Shriver talks about her book "Property: A Collection" (published by Borough Press)

Wednesday 18th April

Dr Rebecca Barr on "Clarissa" and its relevance in the 21st century

Dr Rebecca Barr discusses the 18th century novel "Clarissa" by Samuel Richardson and its relevance in the 21st century.

Review: "The Long Take" by Robin Robertson

Jessica Traynor reviews "The Long Take", a full length verse novel by the Scottish poet Robin Robertson (published by Picador Poetry).

Monday 16th April

Dublin: One City One Book - "The Long Gaze Back"

A special programme on Dublin: One City One Book - this year's book is "The Long Gaze Back - An Anthology of Irish Women Writers" & editor, Sinéad Gleeson joined ...

Friday 13th April

"To Throw Away Unopened" by Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine chats about "To Throw Away Unopened", her second memoir which chronicles her search for the truth about her family relationships, power and her identity as a rebel (published ...

Tuesday 10th April

"The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore" by Peter Laws

Author, film critic and Baptist minister Peter Laws talks about his book "The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore" (published by Icon Books)

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