Anna Carey

Anna Carey

French lessons: Kate Mosse

French lessons: Kate Mosse

Like all her other books, Kate Mosse’s latest novel The Burning Chambers is steeped in lore and history - and this time she’s training her sights on 16th-century France, writes Anna Carey

Sittenfeld grows in stature with skilful short stories

Sittenfeld grows in stature with skilful short stories

Curtis Sittenfeld has always written brilliantly about young adulthood, and her characters are often wrestling with the remnants of their younger selves

Searching for some good cheer in the London of the Blitz

Searching for some good cheer in the London of the Blitz

AJ Pearce is a natural storyteller with a light and witty touch, and the book is at its best when it embraces absurdity

Celeste Ng on Family affairs

Celeste Ng on Family affairs

American novelist Ng looks at the themes of family, class and race in her acclaimed new novel Little Fires Everywhere

Fine debut conjures up a vivid Georgian London

Fine debut conjures up a vivid Georgian London

A book about ambition, and pride, and class, and race and gender -- and a rollicking good read

Amy Tan rediscovers her past through personal essays

Amy Tan rediscovers her past through personal essays

MEMOIR: Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir: By Amy Tan , Fourth Estate, €21.85

Writers react to Brexit in literary anthology

Writers react to Brexit in literary anthology

Anthology: Goodbye Europe: Writers and Artists Say Farewell , Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €23

Breathing new life into some festive hardy annuals

Breathing new life into some festive hardy annuals

If you only buy one bulker-upper this year, then make it this very cheering book

Jennifer Egan: She’ll take Manhattan

Jennifer Egan: She’ll take Manhattan

Six years ago, Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for the acclaimed story collection A Visit From The Goon Squad, but her new novel Manhattan Beach is a very different beast indeed

Erratic Eugenides hits the target just enough times

Erratic Eugenides hits the target just enough times

Fiction: Fresh Complaint, By Jeffrey Eugenides, Fourth Estate, €19.55

Philip King is raising hares in a church

Philip King is raising hares in a church

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

Witty view on much more than politics

Witty view on much more than politics

Entertaining, provocative, amusing and sometimes infuriating

Coming of age novel struggles to find an authentic voice

Coming of age novel struggles to find an authentic voice

Not quite as funny as its blurb claims, there are sparks of real wit

Nature and nurture collide in bitter frontier family saga

Nature and nurture collide in bitter frontier family saga

At the Edge of the Orchard; By Tracy Chevalier; Borough Press, €17.25

Rowling has found her new calling

Rowling has found her new calling

JK keeps the reader guessing throughout this gripping novel while sticking firmly to the rules of good crime fiction