A war of attrition: Eileen Battersby on The Winter War, by Philip Teir
- January 11, 2015, 17:00
It can’t be particularly easy for a man to step on a hamster, unless of course the hamster happens to be ill or unusually slow. In The Winter War no d(...)
Pacy potboiler with a quiet heart: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
- June 21, 2014, 01:00
The physical book may well be under threat from the digital revolution, but a growing number of crime writers have decided that books are more dangero(...)
Is Irish literature too local to have philosophical heft?
- May 23, 2014, 01:00
Through such writers as Beckett, Shaw and Wilde, Irish literature cannot be accused of ignoring philosophy, but very often it features as the butt (...)
Would @WilliamButlerTweets have written worse poetry?
- Life & Style
- August 10, 2013, 01:00
A professor this week suggested that, such was his interest in the new medium of radio in the 1930s that, were WB Yeats alive today, “he would be all (...)
Ben Marcus – a bright spark in the world of letters
- April 24, 2013, 07:00
Ben Marcus chuckles darkly at the notion that his most recent novel, The Flame Alphabet , wa(...)