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Book Review | Autonomy

Irish women have many stories to tell, about ourselves, our mothers, our grandmothers. We stayed silent for a long time. An involuntary, imposed, shame driven silence. But that silence has been  broken, we are finding our voices, we are…

New Voices: April | Richard O’Brien

Fur Drop What worlds we build to keep the wild beauty we killed. What lives we lead so we can guard the treats we need. What beasts we are to wrap such fear around our fur. What would we give to let us save the warmth we love? Who would we…

Review | Blake Morrison’s The Executor

The Executor is Blake Morrison’s fourth novel, and his first since 2010’s excellent Othello-inspired The Last Weekend. Like that previous novel, The Executor has a first-person narrator, 40-something Matt Holmes, telling us his version of…

Lit Review | 123 | Poetry Day Ireland

This fortnight's Lit Review sees Literature Editor Aileen cover upcoming events such as Poetry Day Ireland and A Poet's Rising, as well as the Bristol Short Story Prize and more. News Novel Fair 2019 The Irish Writers Centre launches Novel…