Joanne Hayden

Joanne Hayden

McGuinness's montage of voices creates beautifully bleak first novel

McGuinness's montage of voices creates beautifully bleak first novel

Arimathea by Frank McGuinness. Brandon, €14.99. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Theatre: A paupers' plight that fails to convince

Theatre: A paupers' plight that fails to convince

Tom and Vera by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy. Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, September 24-29. Rating: 2/5. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Love and loss in a time of tumult

Love and loss in a time of tumult

Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Small minds caught on a small island

Small minds caught on a small island

Little Beauty by Alison Jameson. Doubleday Ireland, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Daring tales of rural desperation

Daring tales of rural desperation

Malarky By Anakana SchofieldOneworld, €15.10 A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing By Eimear McBrideGalley Beggar Press, €13.85

Inside Story: Close to home

Inside Story: Close to home

Tibradden has been in Selina Guinness's family since 1860 and, somehow, she has always known that it would feature strongly in her future, writes Joanne Hayden.

Arts Feature: Suspended belief

Arts Feature: Suspended belief

Some Irish performers are leaving behind the constraints of the stage and taking to the air as part of the aerial theatre movement, writes Joanne Hayden.

Abortion hypocrisy laid bare

Abortion hypocrisy laid bare

My Notorious Life By Madame X, by Kate Manning. Bloomsbury, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Little love is on show in Murakami's chaotic epic

Little love is on show in Murakami's chaotic epic

From the Fatherland, With Love by Ryu Murakami. Pushkin Press, €25.20. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

A woman raging against the machine

A woman raging against the machine

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. Virago, €17.65. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Arts Interview: Rookie rises again

Arts Interview: Rookie rises again

Mark O'Rowe shot to fame with his play Howie The Rookie, and now he's back with a fresh look at that classic work, writes Joanne Hayden.

A Galician novel of rare eloquence

A Galician novel of rare eloquence

All is Silence by Manuel Rivas. Harvill Secker, €21.40. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

Diagnosis of a public health menace

Diagnosis of a public health menace

Fever by Mary Beth Keane. Simon & Schuster, €16.35.

Swept away by a tale of tsunami tragedy

Swept away by a tale of tsunami tragedy

Wave. By Sonali Deraniyagala. Virago, €12.60.

Mixed account of life behind Chinese doors

Mixed account of life behind Chinese doors

The Bathing Women by Tie Ning. Blue Door, €18.90. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.