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Banville remains in the Black with his latest potboiler

Banville remains in the Black with his latest potboiler

Crime Fiction: Even the Dead: A Quirke Mystery. By Benjamin Black. Penguin/Viking, €17.50.

Albums

Albums

The long-awaited new release from Health, plus the Song Of The Sea soundtrack.

Swede emotion

Swede emotion

Alexander Skarsgård made his name as a vampire in True Blood, but now the muscular Scandinavian is provoking some controversy with his new film, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Paul Murray’s meta-fiction trains its gaze on modern Ireland

Paul Murray’s meta-fiction trains its gaze on modern Ireland

Fiction: The Mark and the Void. By Paul Murray. Hamish Hamilton, €17.50.

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.

Solo runs for Byrne with SinfoNua

Solo runs for Byrne with SinfoNua

Celine Byrne is coming to the NCH for an aria special.

A classical star bares his tortured soul to the world

A classical star bares his tortured soul to the world

Non-fiction: Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music. By James Rhodes. Canongate Books, €23.

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Oh Britain, how great thou tarts

Oh Britain, how great thou tarts

Reviewed this week: A Very British Brothel , Channel 4. A Very British Renaissance, BBC Four. Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way, RTÉ One.

Northern lights to be switched on at NCH

Northern lights to be switched on at NCH

Russian soloist Alina Ibragimova is set to illuminate the National Concert Hall.

First person: Stuart Neville

First person: Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville, crime author, Co Armagh

Film: Pacino gets another fresh lease of life

Film: Pacino gets another fresh lease of life

Manglehorn; Hard To Be A God.

Kilkenny puts the Bach bone in arts festival

Kilkenny puts the Bach bone in arts festival

Kilkenny are no doubt planning some epic adventures on the hurling field this month – an annual ritual there. But before the clash of the ash, let’s first brace ourselves for the clash of the arts in the Marble City.

Go see . . .

Go see . . .

Opera in the Open gets a Gallic flavour

Opera in the Open gets a Gallic flavour

Dublin-born soprano Sandra Oman leads the Opera in the Open singers at Wood Quay in Dublin