Archive for the Books Category

Book Review His Rising by Suzanne Byrne

Eoin Meegan In this time travel novel, events around Easter 1916 in Dublin are seamlessly integrated with 21st century settings. We meet Kate, an online blogger from Chicago who is about to make her first trip to Ireland to discover […]

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Book Review: Antkind

David Prendeville The first novel by the great Charlie Kaufman is every bit as original, disturbing and hilarious as one would expect. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of unique, brilliant films such as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless […]

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Book Review: Luis Buñuel A Life in Letters

David Prendeville This superb book gathers together a comprehensive collection of some of the most important and widely relevant examples of Luis Buñuel’s correspondence. Many of the letters in the book have never been published previously and almost all of […]

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Dublin from A to Z in Rhymes

BY Kathrin Kobus Poetry Ireland launched today an Alphabet Blitz for the City of Dublin, simply called ‘ABCD project’. As in A for Anna Liffey  who’s wonderfully whiffy.  But that is only a teaser to get you started. Alphabet Blitz […]

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Element Pictures and BBC to film another Sally Rooney novel

By David Prendeville Local company Element Pictures will once again collaborate with the BBC on another adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel. This time they are set to tackle her first novel Conversations with Friends. Lenny Abrahamson is once again […]

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Through Her Eyes: A new history of Ireland in 21 women

Geneva Pattison Author and journalist, Clodagh Finn, invites us to travel through time and pay tribute to 21 ground-breaking Irish women in her book ‘Through Her Eyes: A new history of Ireland through 21 women’. When learning about Ireland’s History […]

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What is your legacy?

By Eoin Meegan What kind of a legacy do you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for when you’re gone? These are the kinds of questions Michael Daly, author and mentor, likes to ask. Anyone with […]

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Conversations in Singapore

By Eoin Meegan In ‘Conversations in Singapore: Searching for True Success on the Silk Road One Question at a Time’ Michael Daly sets out to answer the question, what is the meaning of true success? This may seem innocuous enough, […]

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Recovering by Richie Sadlier

By David Prendeville Richie Sadlier’s new autobiography is a serious-minded, unflinching and often harrowing account of his journey from childhood in Dublin, to the realisation of his dreams of playing football professionally with Millwall, to early retirement forced upon him […]

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Review: Irish Contemporary Poets

By Geneva Pattison Dostoyevsky once wrote that “Lying is a delightful thing, for it can lead to truth.” Can a lie be beautiful? This is the topic examined in the poetry collection Lies by bilingual writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa. This […]

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