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A powerful polemic that takes political ideas to the next level

A powerful polemic that takes political ideas to the next level

Like the best political economists, Michael O’Sullivan is able to show examples of the transitions taking place across multiple fields — economics, international finance, politics, international relations

Meticulously researched account of how curtain came down on Kenny

Meticulously researched account of how curtain came down on Kenny

O’Connor on form with a novel that plays with the past

O’Connor on form with a novel that plays with the past

A memoir of grief finds some beauty between emotional troughs

A memoir of grief finds some beauty between emotional troughs

Struggle to normalise black hair is a race that’s not yet run

Struggle to normalise black hair is a race that’s not yet run

Emma Dabiri’s experiences with having hair that 'has been disappointing people since my birth' infuse Don’t Touch My Hair with a cold fury that enlivens her well-researched text and well-argued discourse

Boland brings us on a journey worth taking

Boland brings us on a journey worth taking

Rosita Boland consistently pulls off the difficult balancing act of conveying her emotional pain without descending into self-pity

Eloquent novel is easy to admire but hard to love

Eloquent novel is easy to admire but hard to love

Dublin Palms sees Hugo Hamilton delving into his own past to tell the tale of a nameless narrator and his wife who move back to our capital from Berlin in the 1980s

A singular man accepts his unjust fate in a graceful memoir

A singular man accepts his unjust fate in a graceful memoir

Haddon dives into a swirling story of Shakespearean   intrigue

Haddon dives into a swirling story of Shakespearean intrigue

A tech expert’s dire warnings of a bleak dystopian future

A tech expert’s dire warnings of a bleak dystopian future

‘I don’t give a damn about my reputation. I’m 55. I have no shame. I’m not about politics. I don’t care enough’

‘I don’t give a damn about my reputation. I’m 55. I have no shame. I’m not about politics. I don’t care enough’

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis insists that he ignores the furore over his contempt for liberals, his refusal to vote and his defence of Trump, yet he seems to revel in the spotlight, writes Nadine O’Regan

Hidden magic

Hidden magic

Subtle spookiness abounds in Sarah Maria Griffin’s enthralling new novel Other Words for Smoke, featuring suburban tarot readings and two teenage protagonists who will fascinate young people and grown-ups alike, writes Anna Carey

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

Surveying the tortured life and times of a melancholy Dane

Surveying the tortured life and times of a melancholy Dane