Kevin Power

Kevin Power

Walter proves an accomplished storyteller with an impressive wartime debut

Walter proves an accomplished storyteller with an impressive wartime debut

A Quiet Life; By Natasha Walter

Not soft, not strong, but very, very long

Not soft, not strong, but very, very long

Fiction; Barkskins; By Annie Proulx Fourth Estate, €25.20

Huffington’s latest is a snooze-fest from start to finish

Huffington’s latest is a snooze-fest from start to finish

Non-fiction; The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time; By Arianna Huffington; WH Allen, €17.50

Hum it, DeLillo is back on track

Hum it, DeLillo is back on track

Zero K, By Don DeLillo

Hits and misses for Haddon as he toys with his audience’s expectations

Hits and misses for Haddon as he toys with his audience’s expectations

The Pier Falls offers no immediate answers to some pertinent questions

Artistic Licence

Artistic Licence

I spent much of my 22nd year writing a 400-page supernatural thriller set in a fictionalised version of my secondary school

A tabloid approach to literary demises

A tabloid approach to literary demises

Non-fiction; The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End; By Katie Roiphe; Virago, €22.60

Understated, everyday stories told through a quietly powerful voice

Understated, everyday stories told through a quietly powerful voice

Multitudes is Lucy Caldwell’s first collection of short stories, and it’s brilliant

Artistic Licence

Artistic Licence

Why we need science fiction to write us a better future

Transcending the ordinary to produce something       extraordinary

Transcending the ordinary to produce something extraordinary

Colours Other Than Blue, by Anthony Glavin

Living up to its name, Marías latest is heavy going

Living up to its name, Marías latest is heavy going

Scarcely a sentence couldn’t have been tightened up by a stringent editor

Heavy on the gothic, O’Donnell takes flight

Heavy on the gothic, O’Donnell takes flight

Fiction; The Maker of Swans; By Paraic O’Donnell; Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, €17.50

No thriller in Manila as Irving mislays his mojo

No thriller in Manila as Irving mislays his mojo

FICTION; Avenue of Mysteries; By John Irving; Doubleday, €20

We can all be heroes in the perfect world of business bestsellers

We can all be heroes in the perfect world of business bestsellers

"Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive," by Charles Duhigg

TV: This year’s Love is hit and miss

TV: This year’s Love is hit and miss

The gags in Netflix's new offering are sometimes funny, sometimes not