Lynn Barber

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Portrait of psychiatrist and television personality Anthony Clare, July 1989. Photograph: Richard Farley/Radio Times/Getty

In August 1996, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an interview with Uri Geller, the Israeli magician, psychic and spoon-bending illusionist. Geller had done thous(...)

Jason Watkins in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

In Bristol, in 2010, Christopher Jefferies paid a high price for being a bit odd. In December that year one of his tenants – he was a landlord – Jo(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
  • Books
  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

Dún Laoghaire and its new library will be hosting this weekend’s Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival set the tone for the four-day event at its launch on August 27th, with controversial British novelist Martin Am(...)

Novelist Martin Amis, who was in Dublin yesterday for a talk ahead of the Mountains to Sea dlr Books Festival. Photograph: Alan Betson

The most technologically efficient machine ever invented is the book but as the American novelist Joshua Ferris recently remarked, “If you’ve spent(...)