New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

Most out-of-office email replies keep it simple, listing the contact information of their next-in-command and making a vague promise to get back to you by a certain date.

Ah, the feeling of excitement and gratification that someone has replied to your email so quickly, followed milliseconds later by the deflating reali(...)