Bookish – Episode 10

This feels like a milestone – we’ve reached double figures! Let
us celebrate by removing our helmet and raising a bat to the
pavilion in silent salute.

This month: – Another week, another
Irish winner of a major award. Congratulations to Suzanne
O’Sullivan on taking home the Wellcome Book Prize – Hennessy New
Irish Writing is almost half a century old. We take a look at the
2016 winners announced in recent days – In this month’s Bookish
Book Club, we talk about The Glorious Heresies, the acclaimed debut
novel of Irish writer Lisa McInerney. – In Trilogy, our guest slot,
we meet Ireland’s Mr Books. We were delighted to welcome RTE’s Rick
O’Shea in to chat about three books that mean plenty to him. –
Second Look picks out a forgotten classic, this time by Elizabeth
Taylor – Our dip into the best of the new books for May, including
two very contrasting bony books – Mike McCormack’s eagerly awaited
Solar Bones and the first novel by Sam Blake (pseudonym of
writing.ie’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin), Little Bones; new novels by
Catherine Ryan Howard, Dermot Bolger and Don DeLillo; and Phil
Knight’s memoir about the early days of Nike. – A look ahead to
bookish events taking place around Ireland over the next month or
so.

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