Books

It’s Marty: Larger-than-life memoir does justice to beloved sports pundit

Putting The Rabbit In The Hat:

Leonard Cohen: Exploring the scriptures behind Cohen’s musical pilgrimage

Children’s books to cuddle up to over Christmas

Chef’s Table: Winter warmers to please the palate

Autobibliography: Portrait of the artist as a young, angry and sensitive man

The Treaty and Birth of a State: Personal and political perspectives explored in two new histories of the Treaty

The Guinness Girls: Spicy historical sequel is a treat for gossip and history buffs

A State of Emergency: Chambers’ coruscating chronicle of Covid is not for the faint-hearted

Crossroads: Franzen triumphs with intricate and entertaining family portrait

Four Years in the Cauldron: How a polite Irish journalist dealt with the pushiest American of them all

The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: A moving account of dealing with anorexia while growing up in the public eye

The Apollo Murders: Hadfield puts a rocket under the genre with a riveting space thriller

Declan O’Rourke interview: ‘After years of seeing myself as a songwriter, I realised that I was just a creative person’

The Pathless Country: a poet’s novel take on the Easter Rising

Heiresses: Material girls in a world where money has no meaning

The Bostonian: memoir of life in an Irish-American political family

1,000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: a life spent painting a true picture of communist China

Book extract: Hell and heroism on the Covid-19 frontline

April in Spain: Banville discards his pseudonym with plenty of panache