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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

6th January, 2019
Max Porter

Irish authors Edna O’Brien, Kevin Barry, Roddy Doyle and Joseph O’Connor are all back with new books in 2019.

O’Brien’s Girl (Faber, September) is a novel based on the horrific kidnapping by Boko Haram of schoolgirls in Nigeria. O’Connor’s new novel Shadowplay (Harvill Secker) is also drawn from real life, in a very different setting. Set in London’s Lyceum Theatre during the 1870s, it explores the lives of famous actor-producer...

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