Sarah Gilmartin

Sarah Gilmartin

Sara Baume on changing direction and returning to the visual arts

Sara Baume on changing direction and returning to the visual arts

Having gathered plaudits for her early writing, and now with an autobiographical novel just released, Baume is going back to her roots

Raw novel charts the power of human connection

Raw novel charts the power of human connection

Fiction; All We Shall Know, By Donal Ryan, Doubleday Ireland, €20

Sympathetic insight into the life of a modern American woman

Sympathetic insight into the life of a modern American woman

Jessica Winter has created a hugely sympathetic narrator

Pierre’s merciful Release lends a hand to all aspiring writers

Pierre’s merciful Release lends a hand to all aspiring writers

Release the Bats: Writing, Your Way Out of It, By DBC Pierre

Tyler’s thoroughly modern take   on Shakespeare is a triumph

Tyler’s thoroughly modern take on Shakespeare is a triumph

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Art is long and life is short, warns Vargas Llosa

Art is long and life is short, warns Vargas Llosa

Culture: Notes on the Death. of Culture By Mario Vargas Llosa Faber, €27 Reviewed by Sarah Gilm...

Atwood goes apocalyptic with mixed results

Atwood goes apocalyptic with mixed results

Literary fiction; The Heart Goes Last, By Margaret Atwood, Bloomsbury, €25.50

Poignant tale of an American poet and Irish maid

Poignant tale of an American poet and Irish maid

Fiction: Miss Emily By Nuala O’Connor Sandstone Press, €23 Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin The Du...

Novel about musical genius hits a bum note

Novel about musical genius hits a bum note

Fiction: Us Conductors

Modern gothic horror marks an assured debut

Modern gothic horror marks an assured debut

Fictuion: The Loney. By Andrew Michael Hurley. John Murray, €17.25.

A New Yorker critic explores the raw power of literature

A New Yorker critic explores the raw power of literature

Non-fiction: The Nearest Thing to Life. By James Wood. Jonathan Cape, €17.50.

Against the norm? Child-free writers explain themselves

Against the norm? Child-free writers explain themselves

Non-fiction: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. Edited by Meghan Daum. Picador, €23.90.

Zink’s zesty debut is a swinging affair

Zink’s zesty debut is a swinging affair

Fiction; The Wallcreeper; By Nell Zink; Fourth Estate, €27

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

The Possibilities. By Kaui Hart Hemmings. Jonathan Cape, €17.

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

A Spool of Blue Threa. By Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.