The current season always generates a few stranded orphans: films knocked up in the Oscar-nominee style that slip beneath the voters’ radar.
I have only read a fraction of the books I wanted to this year, but there were some gems. In Billy Keane’s The Ballad of Mo & G (Liberties Pres(...)
Novelist Donal Ryan is among the writers shortlisted for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.The writer is listed not for his Booker-longli(...)
When word began to spread about something called “the Hay festival” – planned for the Co Meath town of Kells this weekend – there were those who thoug(...)
One of the books on Leopold Bloom’s shelves, in Ulysses, is called In the Track of the Sun. Early on in Ulysses, Bloom reflects on what it would be li(...)
ometime in 2000 I attended a literary event in London where a number of young writers, each of whom was publi(...)
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