Sebastian Barry delivers an incredible novel with Days Without End. Winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year, Barry’s ninth novel is now in the running for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. This will be the author’s third time … Continue reading Tn2’s Man Booker Picks: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry The war novel that focuses on the individual over the sweeping cause
The inaugural Dead in Dun Laoghaire Crime Writing Festival took place in the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday the 22nd of July. Attendees had a list of thoroughly impressive guests to choose from, including Paula Hawkins (bestselling author of The Girl … Continue reading Dead in Dun Laoghaire Crime Writing Festival
A Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is a probing philosophical essay wrapped up neatly in a story about a father and son travelling across America by motorbike. This book will resonate in your mind … Continue reading A Book, A Nook, A Cup — Eze
Harry Potter’s sprawling, magical universe is one so ubiquitous it’s easy to imagine that all of us have had some brush with it, whether that’s reading the books, watching the movies, or just catching glimpses of the cultural phenomenon left … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Legacy of Fandom
The costume design section at this year’s Graduate Exhibition of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology presents a host of fresh Irish talent. Eight young designers showcase the craftsmanship they’ve honed to perfection over their four-year degree … Continue reading Fabulists: Costume Design at IADT’s Graduate Exhibition 2017
It’s all kicking off down in eighteenth-century Cornwall as historical fan favourite Poldark returns.
Warning: this review contains spoilers!
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I first arrived in Listowel, in June 2016, I knew instantly I had returned to my roots. Listowel Writers’ Week has a special significance to me. My father, a Kerryman himself, has many close relations in the vibrant town … Continue reading A Journey to Listowel Writers’ Week 2017
●●●●○ Penguin | Viking Available Now [dropcap]C[/dropcap]olm Tóibín’s latest novel has been hailed as an Irish Oresteia and an Ancient Greek House of Cards. The novel is, at its heart, an adaptation of Aeschylus’ tragic trilogy (with dashes of Sophocles … Continue reading Going Greek: Colm Tóibín’s House of Names – Review
‘I’m a lot tamer than Jack Kerouac – he did loads of drugs,’ replied author Sally Rooney when asked about her hours spent toiling at the writer’s desk. At Belvedere House for the Dublin International Literature Festival to promote her … Continue reading ILF Dublin Highlights: Sally Rooney in Conversation
The first of a series of articles dedicated to reading, exploring and drinking, I’m taking a look at what the French Riviera has to offer bookworms. In each article we will choose a book, a nice place to read it and a … Continue reading A Book, A Nook, A Cup — on the French Riviera
As George Santayana once wrote, those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. In the recently published American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division, Michael A. Cohen argues convincingly that the 1968 presidential … Continue reading Stranger than Fiction: American Maelstrom
Literature editor Sarah Upton recently sat down with writer Sally Rooney, a graduate of English Studies at Trinity College. Her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, was bought by Faber and is set for publication in June. Here Rooney discusses her influences, … Continue reading 5 Questions for an Author: Sally Rooney