Friday 9th February

3 books 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)

Review: "One Good Reason" by Susan Stairs

Declan Burke reviews "One Good Reason" by Susan Stairs, partly-inspired by the authors own experiences, it's about home invasion, conflict, revenge and the consequences of violence (published by Hachette Books)

Thursday 1st February

Celebrating Tom Murphy

A special programme live from the Abbey Theatre to celebrate the work of playwright Tom Murphy

Tuesday 30th January

Review: "Don't Skip Out On Me" by Willy Vlautin

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Don't Skip Out On Me" by singer/author Willy Vlautin, the story of a twenty-one year old farm hand in Nevada who has ambitions to re-invent himself as a ...

Monday 29th January

Review: "The Woman In The Window" by AJ Finn

Declan Burke reviews "The Woman In The Window", the debut thriller by AJ Finn about an agoraphobic woman who watching through her neighbour's window sees something terrible happening one night (published by ...

Wednesday 24th January

"A Long Way From Home" by Peter Carey

Peter Carey talks about why he wanted to explore the uncomfortable past of his home country Australia in his new novel "A Long Way From Home" (published by Faber & ...

Monday 22nd January

Review: "The Missing Ones" by Patricia Gibney

Breda Brown reviews "The Missing Ones" by Patricia Gibney, her first novel featuring detective inspector Lottie Parker (published by Sphere)

Friday 19th January

Review: "Peach" by Emma Glass

Sorcha Kenny reviews "Peach", the debut novel by Emma Glass which follows a young woman's experiences in the immediate aftermath of a rape (published by Bloomsbury)



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