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The Irish Times invited four fiction writers to respond to the theme of Exile. Sara Baume’s story will be followed throughout August by new work from Kevin Barry, Colm Tóibín and Belinda McKeon. Illustration by Morten Morland
New books by Steve Conway, on Radio Caroline, Stuart David, on Belle and Sebastian, Wyndham Wallace, on Lee Hazlewood, and Philip Glass, on his life in the musical avant-garde
Declan Burke reviews the best new crime fiction including a new Benjamin Black book
Imagine: finding what your true, hot passion is, finding your outlet, finding your craft while kicking dope in rehab far away from home
Authors and editors: John Boyne: ‘I have many friends who have combative relationships with their editors and it’s impossible to have such a dynamic with Bill’
Laureate na nÓg anthology and Dubray discussion of Curious Incident adaptation
Debut author Paula McGrath explains why she loves making connections and the linking of multiple perspectives, both as a reader and a writer
The Green Road has just been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Here is the opening passage from the novel
Tom McCarthy’s ‘Satin Island’ is the highlight of a varied and intriguing selection
Our weekly round-up of tweets from the book world
Like many good summer reads, these three novels are moving page-turners, but their headlong dive into the dark challenge the notion of sun-holiday fiction
Maria Duffy’s A Love Like This is partly inspired by the record she kept of her travels 20 years ago with her husband
How do you tell the story of yourself as you were more than 30 years ago? How do you know what you were like then? The workings of your troubled mind and heart – how do you begin to resolve all that?
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