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Nothing is what it seems in tricky 9/11 conspiracy story

Nothing is what it seems in tricky 9/11 conspiracy story

Coming a long way

Coming a long way

Writer Billy O’Callaghan is making waves on the international literary scene with a novel set in New York. He also has new works in the pipeline. Just don’t ask him if he has any plans to leave his beloved Cork

Another side of Wilde explored in a clear and comprehensive biography

Another side of Wilde explored in a clear and comprehensive biography

Matthew Sturgis draws on a wealth of new material discovered over the last 30 years, including around 60 Wilde letters, an early notebook kept by him and the full transcript of his disastrous libel action against the repulsive Marquess of Queensberry

Lively debut captures teenage kicks during the Troubles

Lively debut captures teenage kicks during the Troubles

The story is a decent one, bubbling with the aura of authenticity, but the characterisation lets Quigley’s novel down somewhat

Poetry: Bookshop

Poetry: Bookshop

Book in some reading time in 2019

Book in some reading time in 2019

With the promise of new titles from some of the biggest names in Irish and international literature, as well as a wide array of exciting debuts, this year is already shaping up to be a good one for book lovers. Anna Carey selects the upcoming highlights

Want to change?  Start small

Want to change? Start small

Waiting for a major, life-changing moment to arrive? Chances are, it may never happen. Rather, say authors Aisling Leonard-Curtain and Dr Trish Leonard-Curtain, tiny changes can add up to a powerful shift in your everyday, and their timely book The Power of Small offers practical routes to achieving that incremental change. Here, they discuss five internal characters you may recognise, and how best to quell the criticism that can come from within

A sparkling selection of reads for Christmas

A sparkling selection of reads for Christmas

Which books should you buy for Christmas? Let well-known names from the worlds of politics, media, culture, the arts and business be your guide

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

A thoroughly modern moral panic in Victorian    London

A thoroughly modern moral panic in Victorian London

Some signs of promise in an overwrought debut novel

Some signs of promise in an overwrought debut novel

Hollywood memoir bustling with deliciously indiscreet details

Hollywood memoir bustling with deliciously indiscreet details

Coe comes up trumps again as he explores Brexit’s heart of darkness

Coe comes up trumps again as he explores Brexit’s heart of darkness

‘Chameleon’ Clapton has proved difficult to pin down

‘Chameleon’ Clapton has proved difficult to pin down

The Best of intentions, but Parkinson fails to score

The Best of intentions, but Parkinson fails to score