Review: Stevie is a fully fleshed-out repesentative of the inner turmoil of a modern Irish woman (...)

Patrick Gale: imbued with clear-eyed psychological truths navigating the emotional landscape of characters it is impossible not to care about deeply. Photograph: Dan Hall

(...) and Judy Book Club title, showed the reverberations that a suicide has on a close-knit community(...)

 Mario Varga Llosa. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) is a rather small book trapped within its heaving excess. Be warned, it is possibly the longest, most(...)

Colin Barrett: “What took me by surprise about the collection as I was writing it ...was how a potential constraint—in the case of Young Skins, setting it all in the one place—was actually liberating. It was inspiring, and permitted me to come up with more and more material. I was worried that it might be limiting—that by sticking to one town I’d run out of things to say. Thankfully, the opposite ended up being true.”

(...) of the current reading choice of the Irish Times Book Club, we are republishing our original review(...)

Your goal as a manager should be to identify the incentives that most appeal to your employees, colleagues and bosses and to make them more visceral in their minds

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The Indian-American writer Akhil Sharma has won the second Folio Prize for Fiction for his autobiographical novel Family Life. The book took Sharma 13 years to complete, nine of which he spent struggling to write the story through a process he has likened to “chewing stones”.  Photograph: Robin Mayes/PA

Nadeem Aslam; the novelist and Oxford professor Elleke Boehmer; editorial director of the New York Review(...)

Nina Murray: she says the cost of her high-grade compression bandaging is €3,340 per year, and the total cost of her yearly treatment is €6,390.  Photograph: Alan Betson

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In fiction this week, Eileen Battersby reviews The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa. Sarah Gilmartin’s New Fiction column looks at Skin, Paper, (...)

 Louise O’Neill: her debut novel Only Ever Yours “is a fierce, timely feminist tale that should be read by everyone, not just young adults, and it was the favourite of both our teen and industry judges”. Photograph: Denis Minihane

Louise O’Neill has won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize for Only Ever Yours, published by Quercus(...)

After an extensive review of 1,800 scientific papers, it found “there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective”

(...) of homeopathy. After an extensive review of 1,800 scientific papers, it found “there are no health(...)