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Carmen Bugan at the Bantry Library

Carmen Bugan at the Bantry Library

Carmen Bugan will read from her book Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police at the Bantry Library as part of the West Cork Literary Festival. 

Graham Robb at Tullie House

Graham Robb at Tullie House

On Thursday 8 May, author Graham Robb will speak about his book The Ancient Paths at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. 

What it's like to be almost English

What it's like to be almost English

Charlotte Mendelson reads from her novel Almost English and talks to Claire Armitstead about the awkwardness of being a teenager, why she likes writing about families, and her own experience of Englishness. 

Shakespeare, plagues, and a post-apocalyptic novel

Shakespeare, plagues, and a post-apocalyptic novel

On the eve of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, people around the world are preparing to celebrate the Bard and his plays. But what is it about his work that means we still celebrate not only his plays, but also his birthday? Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven, features a travelling theatre company that only performs plays by Shakespeare, and perhaps the reason she chose those plays goes some way to answering that question.

Returning to London

Returning to London

As she prepares to come over to London for the publication of her debut novel, Life Drawing, at the end of April, Robin Black remembers the first time she visited the city. Photo (c) Paul Arps, flickr.com.

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