Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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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

The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

The festival's 60th anniversary line-up is one of the most eclectic yet, writes Andrew Lynch

Theatre: Gems among the sound and fury

Theatre: Gems among the sound and fury

Reviews and previews from the Dublin Fringe Festival

Thin plotting can’t dampen Katie Roche’s raw power

Thin plotting can’t dampen Katie Roche’s raw power

Teresa Deevy’s overtly feminist play must have shocked audiences when it premiered at the Abbey in 1936

Theatre: Fringe benefits cover all bases

Theatre: Fringe benefits cover all bases

A selection from the Dublin Fringe Festival, which raises its curtains next Friday and continues until September 24

Tennessee’s tragic sketches are a balm for sensitive souls

Tennessee’s tragic sketches are a balm for sensitive souls

This Property Is Condemned (written in 1946) is set beside a Mississippi railway track, where the awkwardly adolescent Tom has come to fly his kite

Too much information as Davies reels in the years

Too much information as Davies reels in the years

Memoir: A Life in the Day: Memories of Swinging London, Writing, The Beatles and My Beloved Wife, By Hunter Davies, Simon & Schuster, €19.55

Scotland’s best playwright delivers the goods again

Scotland’s best playwright delivers the goods again

Outlying Islands by David Greig is a play that makes unusually large demands of its cast