Surrendering to the yarragh: Van Morrison at Orangefield High, his old school in Belfast, in August 2014. Photograph: Exile Productions

(...) very young,” the late Ralph J Gleason wrote in 1970 in a review of Morrison’s album Moondance, “I saw a(...)

Pat Barker. Photograph: Ellen Warner

Art. That first book concentrated on the contrasting personalities of the three: Elinor was a restless(...)

(...) through the lens of a number of characters. Each of the book’s eight chapters introduces a new voice(...)

Former minister for justice Ray Burke on his way to jail in 2005: even he lamented (in public, at least) the Fraud Squad’s inability to conduct an effective investigation.. Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) being the first substantial review of company law in the history of the State. In a devastating critique(...)

Review: Thirst, by Kerry Hudson
  • Books
  • August 29, 2015, 00:20

Dave, a Bond Street security guard, catches Alena, a Siberian shoplifter in the act but, awe-struck by her beauty, decides to let her off. The opening(...)

(...) the books he has been reading during a year of treatment. Kviksand (Quicksand), his book on the(...)

(...) calls it “the most important book about our economy and society to be published in my lifetime”. Noam(...)

Philip Casey in 1999: That Casey is held in high regard by his peers is reflected in the fact that tonight’s event could not be opened to the public due to limitations of space, because so many of Casey’s literary colleagues wanted to be there in person to celebrate the man and the work. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) for music,” wrote Michael Hartnett, in a review of The Year of the Knife. “The work of Philip Casey(...)

Ann O’Loughlin: the  journalist  who works for the Irish Examiner and lives in Co Wicklow, is  delighted with her novel’s success. “The path to publication is so long for a first-time writer that you think you will never get there. I am going to savour every minute of this. To be up there beside such big names for my debut novel is frankly overwhelming.”

(...) at on a title by title basis,” said Nicol. “We often offer new titles in e-book format at an(...)