Yasmina Reza

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Art: Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in Yasmina Reza’s sly play from 1994, at the Gaiety

Art Gaiety Theatre, Dublin; March 19th-24th, 7.30pm; €21-€51; gaietytheatre.ie Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Take the piece acquire(...)

Michel Déon: the French writer and academician at his home in Co Galway in 2000. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For nearly 14 months after he died, in Galway, on December 28th, 2016, at the age of 97, the ashes of the French writer and academician Michel Déon we(...)

The specials today are hatred and resentment

Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, a film defined by tangents, obfuscations, and delays, is a forcefully frustrating experience. The titular meal brings toge(...)

Michel Déon with a portrait of himself in his home in Co Galway. In ‘La Chambre de Ton Pere’, Déon recounted how the portrait was painted. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The novelist Michel Déon, the French writer most closely associated with Ireland, died in hospital in Galway on Wednesday at the age of 97. Déon’s t(...)

Moroccan-French author Leila Slimani arrives at the Drouant restaurant after she received the Prix Goncourt, in Paris, France, today. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Women of foreign origin won two of France’s highest literary awards on Thursday, with novels about murder. The Moroccan-born author Leila Slimani won(...)

Kathy Kiera Clarke and Sean Sloan are effective as Véronique and Michel
Theatre review: God of Carnage

God of Carnage The Mac, Belfast ****   It begins on a note of studied civility. Two affluent, middle-class couples come toget(...)