Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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True greatness: The best non-fiction

True greatness: The best non-fiction

From political memoirs to landmark histories, the non-fiction offerings of the year

Theatre: What better way to let your hair down?

Theatre: What better way to let your hair down?

Perhaps the greatest compliment you could pay this joyous production is that it will make virtually any child ignore their mobile devices for two and a half hours of old-school, knockabout theatre

Vampiric thriller can’t match standards of Swedish original

Vampiric thriller can’t match standards of Swedish original

This particular winter bug is just about worth catching

Poets and Patriots: how literature shaped Ireland

Poets and Patriots: how literature shaped Ireland

Declan Kiberd’s sprawling, brilliant and highly provocative survey of post-war Irish literature

Douglas captivates in poignant tale of Catholic repression

Douglas captivates in poignant tale of Catholic repression

Leigh Douglas’s poignant monologue cannot help but evoke comparisons to A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, the dazzling novel and play that turned Eimear McBride into a literary sensation

John Dillinger: His lunch hour upon the stage

John Dillinger: His lunch hour upon the stage

Chris McHallem’s cynically entertaining monologue about an actor who is not entirely sure he made the right career choice

Caitríona Perry's insightful analysis of Trump Country from the inside out

Caitríona Perry's insightful analysis of Trump Country from the inside out

A revealing and insightful piece of reportage by a journalist who refuses to become part of the story

Enjoyable, roysh - but is the Rossmeister losing his edge?

Enjoyable, roysh - but is the Rossmeister losing his edge?

After 14 novels, four plays and various other spin-offs, there are small but worrying signs that the saga may be entering a midlife crisis

Short-term fling leads to enduring and tender drama

Short-term fling leads to enduring and tender drama

Unobtrusively directed by Aonghus Óg McAnally on a largely bare stage, this is a no-frills production anchored by two winning performances

‘I don’t think it’s possible to write a definitive biography of someone like de Valera, but I’ve tried to get as close as I could ’

‘I don’t think it’s possible to write a definitive biography of someone like de Valera, but I’ve tried to get as close as I could ’

Most people know David McCullagh as co-presenter of RTÉ’s Prime Time, but now the 49-year-old is showing off his literary side with a comprehensive new biography of Eamon de Valera, writes Andrew Lynch

Lo-fi homage to Poe will give you a lunchtime scare

Lo-fi homage to Poe will give you a lunchtime scare

Almost two centuries after they were published, Poe’s creations can seem lurid and melodramatic to modern readers

A worthy legacy piece from le Carré

A worthy legacy piece from le Carré

FICTION: A Legacy of Spies, By John le Carré, Viking Penguin, €19

Two tribes go to war at DTF and the result is truly sublime

Two tribes go to war at DTF and the result is truly sublime

Tribes is that rarest of beasts, a play driven by sophisticated ideas that also hits home on a gut emotional level

From page to stage and back again

From page to stage and back again

Nora, On Blueberry Hill and Ulysses at the Abbey

The man who saw the future of pop music’s rich pageant

The man who saw the future of pop music’s rich pageant

BIOGRAPHY: David Bowie: A Life, By Dylan Jones, Preface Publishing, €25