Books

Thursday 11th January

"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss reads an extract from her most recent novel "Forest Dark" (published by Bloomsbury)  

Monday 8th January

3 short stories that caused a stir

Sinead Gleeson looks at three short stories that caused a stir on publication - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk

"The Weekend Dad" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh, author of "The Weekend Dad", about a struggling poet who has to become a father to the daughter he didn't know he had (published by Hachette Ireland)

Thursday 4th January

Review: "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado, a debut collection of short stories exploring the reality of women's lives and the violence inflicted on their ...

Thursday 28th December

Literary interviews on the show in 2017

A special programme looking back at some of the interviews with authors during the past year

Tuesday 19th December

Review: "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown

Sorcha Kenny reviews "Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983 - 1992" by Tina Brown (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Thursday 14th December

Homelessness and "The Stinging Fly"

Méabh De Brún reads her story "Liminal Bus Café", as featured in the Winter edition of The Stinging Fly in which writers respond to the issue of homelessness

Tuesday 12th December

"The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" by Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner talks about the subject of his book "The Written World: How Literature Shaped History" (published by Granta)

Monday 11th December

"Undertow" by Anthony J Quinn

Anthony J Quinn chats about "Undertow", his latest crime thriller set in a fictional village in Monaghan featauring the PSNI detective Celsius Daly (published by Head of Zeus)

Thursday 7th December

"The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid

A panel discuss "The Vibrant House", edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, which examines how the domestic space, both physical and metaphorical, influenced the writings of a wide ...

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