Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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A manual to make yourself a more valuable worker

A manual to make yourself a more valuable worker

Self-improvement; Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World; By Cal Newport; Piatkus, €20

A manual to make yourself a more valuable worker

A manual to make yourself a more valuable worker

Self-improvement; Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World; By Cal Newport; Piatkus, €20

The wrestler: John Irving, the great American novelist

The wrestler: John Irving, the great American novelist

His novels convey an endlessly fascinating inner universe

O’Sullivan sweeps the boards in Keane’s feminist classic

O’Sullivan sweeps the boards in Keane’s feminist classic

John B Keane's Big Maggie, directed by Garry Hynes

Definitive account of Wood Quay’s Viking lore

Definitive account of Wood Quay’s Viking lore

Vindication for the protesters who helped to make it possible

Theatre: Smack comes to Smock, but it’s showing its age

Theatre: Smack comes to Smock, but it’s showing its age

This raucous production is a visceral experience

Racy account of 305 years of Romanov rule

Racy account of 305 years of Romanov rule

Lavishly entertaining book humanises the Romanovs but never sentimentalises them

Theatre: How do you cope with being the child of a Nazi?

Theatre: How do you cope with being the child of a Nazi?

Compelling drama explores the dark corners of a man’s personal history

A look back at a legendary epoch of Irish journalism

A look back at a legendary epoch of Irish journalism

The Irish Press Group was a remarkably volatile and dysfunctional place

Fascinating study of a man ahead of his time

Fascinating study of a man ahead of his time

Hume is the closest thing that Ireland has to a secular saint

Shaw shaped in sure style for seasonal show

Shaw shaped in sure style for seasonal show

Consistently amusing and classy production

Theatre: Traditional staging allows Wilde’s wit to shine

Theatre: Traditional staging allows Wilde’s wit to shine

This sturdy Gate production shows that the evergreen farce is not just a collection of random witticisms

Biography of Griffith reveals complex truth

Biography of Griffith reveals complex truth

Biography; Arthur Griffith; By Owen McGee; Merrion Press, €33.25

From chess champion to chasing Russia’s political grandmaster

From chess champion to chasing Russia’s political grandmaster

Politics: Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; By Garry Kasparov; Atlantic Books, €17.50

History reveals an idealist and patriot overwhelmed by events

History reveals an idealist and patriot overwhelmed by events

Redmond: A Life Undone provides a blow-by-blow account of John Redmond's doomed Home Rule campaign