Jose Saramago

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The Chantelivre bookshop in the rue de Sèvres has window display of 36 books about hospitals, epidemics and quarantine. Photograph: Tala Skari

“Read!” president Emmanuel Macron exhorted his compatriots when he announced France’s coronavirus lockdown on March 16th. Perhaps only the French cou(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore in June. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

In José Saramago’s novel Death at Intervals, built around the conceit that one day, suddenly, people stop dying, there’s a darkly comic scene in which(...)

Olwen Fouéré and Raymond Scannell. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

★★ Death often wears a face in theatre and almost always comes with a task. He is God’s emissary, summoning Everyman to give a final account of his(...)

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

Furniture makers know the transformative potential of timber. When two dangerous old cherry trees in the family home in Blackrock were felled, Cillian(...)

David Butler’s latest novel City of Dis is published by New Island.

David Butler is the author of three novels: The Last European (Wynkin de Worde 2005); The Judas Kiss (New Island 2012); City of Dis (New Island 2014);(...)