John Walshe

John Walshe

Sedaris’s scattergun diaries hit their target

Sedaris’s scattergun diaries hit their target

Theft By Finding: Diaries Volume One, By David Sedaris, Little Brown, €20

Elizabeth Strout’s stories triumph in the messy realities of human lives

Elizabeth Strout’s stories triumph in the messy realities of human lives

Strout proves herself an adept chronicler of the everyday miseries that sometimes add up to a life not so badly lived

Banville whips up a heady brew in his favourite city

Banville whips up a heady brew in his favourite city

FICTION: Prague Nights, By Benjamin Black, Viking, €17

Married Quarters triumphs as a love letter to Cavan

Married Quarters triumphs as a love letter to Cavan

Immersing yourself in Shane Connaughton’s Cavan is a real and rare joy

Transcendent account of a racing life that was turned upside down

Transcendent account of a racing life that was turned upside down

Centaur manages something that only the best sports books can: it transcends the sport it describes

Debut Nigerian novel captures a country in turmoil

Debut Nigerian novel captures a country in turmoil

An addictive tale of love, loss and heartache

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Nobody makes dulcet, arm-swaying melancholy quite like Elbow

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Pop The Divine Comedy, Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records) Just a couple of bars into t...

Albums

Albums

Wild Beasts, Boy King

Albums: The Monkees; Good Times!

Albums: The Monkees; Good Times!

Dexys; Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Bronagh Gallagher has never hidden her passion for soul music

Albums

Albums

Punk; Parquet Courts; Human Performance (Rough Trade)

Albums

Albums

Rock/Acoustic Various Artists Whole Lotta Live: Best of Today FM Sessions (Today FM) The fol...

Albums

Albums

Reviewed: EL VY, Mogwai, Half Moon Run, Bryan Adams, Bill Ryder-Jones

Albums: Didn’t He Ramble is Glen Hansard's second solo album

Albums: Didn’t He Ramble is Glen Hansard's second solo album

Lyrically, this is Hansard at his most positive