Archive for the Books Category

Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

Review: What Day Is It? Who Gives A F*ck.

What can we do to relieve some of the internal stress? Write it all down and let it all out, just as Jan Brierton has done.

Read more

Book Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

David Prendeville Quentin Tarantino’s novelisation of his most recent film continues to follow the exploits of washed up TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, respectively, in the film). Like […]

Read more

Book Review: Rememberings

Brian Quinn A self-portrait of faith and courage I’m calling it right now: 2021 is the year of the O’Connaissance. Don’t believe me? Scroll through the comment section of any Sinéad O’Connor video on YouTube, and you’ll find hundreds of […]

Read more

Book Review: Coffee Mourning by Jennifer Betts

Eoin Meegan Coffee Mourning is the first novel by Jennifer Betts. What started off as a short story, and lay gathering dust for some time, eventually evolved to a tale that simply had to be told. However, like many first […]

Read more

Book Review: If Only She Knew

Geneva Pattison Local author Derville Murphy’s new book, If Only She Knew, has been described as “Peaky Blinders meets Pride and Prejudice” and that is really an apt description indeed. Published by Poolbeg Press, this exciting historical fiction book will […]

Read more

Author Derville Murphy on writing, art & architecture

Author Derville Murphy on writing, art & architecture

In this interview local author, artist, architect and certified renaissance woman, Derville Murphy, kindly spoke to Newsfour about what drives her to write, how art has influenced her work and what are the makings of a knockout historical fiction novel.

Read more

Book Review: A Ghost in the Throat

Geneva Pattison Winner of the 2020 An Post Book Awards’ Irish Book of the Year category, A Ghost in the Throat is a truly unique and delicately woven piece of prose. Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s book invites the reader to discover […]

Read more

Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Mary Lavin: First female Irish writer to have a public area named after her

Geneva Pattison For the first time in Irish history, a public area will be named after a female Irish writer. The writer in question is the pioneer of women’s writing, Mary Lavin. The new Mary Lavin Place will consist of […]

Read more

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass: Review

Aifric Kyne Lana Del Rey’s debut venture as a poet is as one would expect, given the singer’s whimsical Americana persona. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Simon & Schuster, 2020) uses the Californian landscape as backdrop to poems exploring […]

Read more

Keelin Shanley: A Light That Never Goes Out

Eoin Meegan A Light That Never Goes Out is the posthumous autobiography of one of Ireland’s best known and loved broadcasters. Keelin wrote this book in the weeks and months leading up to her death in February, with the final […]

Read more