As co-founder of the Other Voices festival, King is charged with discovering new talent while staying true to the growing festival’s ethos and Kerry roots
Not quite as funny as its blurb claims, there are sparks of real wit
At the Edge of the Orchard; By Tracy Chevalier; Borough Press, €17.25
Sadly, unlike its heroine, Circling The Sun never really takes off
fiction: The Versions of Us. By Laura Barnett. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €17.50.
We Are Pirates By Daniel Handler Bloomsbury, €15.10
Watch Me. By Anjelica Huston. Simon & Schuster, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.
If it's possible to feel sorry for someone who has made a vast fortune by doing something she loves and entertaining millions of people in the process, I do feel sorry for JK Rowling.