Review: A valuable roadmap to the paradox-pocked landscape of the national psyche
Other lives and other places captured in verse
An encounter with delicious language can leave you ‘lusting for French fries’
Timothy O’Neill Lane, a teacher and journalist, spent years of his life – and all of his money – travelling Ireland to compile a landmark dictionary
‘For me Andalusia, and especially Granada and Seville where the action of Indiscretion takes place, is overflowing with bygone charm’
‘The first books of Sjöwall & Wahlöö told me that it was possible to write the sort of crime fiction that later became known as Nordic Noir’
Words of wisdom or wit on national identity, love, faith, a woman’s lot and the human condition
‘We may never know how much of these firebrand novels is autobiographical and it will never matter. This Naples writer has created books that are framed by searing honesty about important subjects’
Film to be based on Mark Mulholland’s 'A Mad and Wonderful Thing'
Review: How have ignorance and fear been able to trump the common good?
Since he left office the former UK prime minister has amassed a fortune estimated to be at least €25m. This unremittingly cynical take asks why he has become so obsessed with self-enrichment
Review: Readers with an interest in evangelism and apocalyptic ideas in the context of the northern conflict will find in Searle an intelligent and humane guide
Tale of convicts in Australia, written in a sometimes frustratingly accessible style
For the ‘Naked Lunch’ author, writing the Cut-Up Trilogy – available in marvellous restored versions – was a form of exorcism after he shot his wife dead
Celebrating Irish women writers: Novelist has chronicled the family across a century of troubled Irish history
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