Cute, joyous, loveable—the new YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu’s Guide To fake Dating is the new YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar and it’s everything it promises.

Linguistic archaeology—how words reveal our history

How Linguistics can Help the Historian| Anthony Harvey|Royal Irish Academy| ISBN:9781911479697|€ 9.50   Evidence of who we were is wired through etymology by Anthony Harvey It took a modification of the Roman calendar to bring September, October, November and December into their current positions...

A loosening and tightening knot: Eoghan Smith on the artistry of Joanna Walsh

Seed|Joanna Walsh|No Alibis Press| 2021|Limited Edition Set|ISBN: 9781838108113 by Eoghan Smith Seed, by the acclaimed multidisciplinary writer Joanna Walsh, was first published by Visual Editions in 2017 as a digital interactive app. The relatively straight-forward narrative, described as a ‘queer coming-of-age story...

Backlist Beauties—Paris Syndrome, by Lucy Sweeney Byrne

Backlist Beauties - publishers choose a title from their back catalogue that sparkles. Next up, Paris Syndrome, by Lucy Sweeney Byrne (Banshee Press).

The Tangle Box, by Dave Kavanagh—chapter one

Chapter one of The Tanglebox, by Dave Kavanagh. "Darkly compelling and driven by a powerful, page-turning momentum" - Kevin Barry.

A symphony of echoes—Dara Kavanagh’s Prague 1938

A rich feast, full of literary echoes, Fionnuala McManamon reviews Prague 1938, by Dara Kavanagh.

Poetry Happening—Liam McNevin

Liam McNevin reads 'Fisherman's Blues' from 'Times Present and Past' (Swan Press).

In Situ Solos—Belfast streets as a performance space

Inspired by the empty streets and stay home message during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, choreographer Aisling McCormick's latest work reimagines Belfast as an outdoor performance space for her latest project, In Situ Solos.

Splonk, the sparky bi-lingual journal for flash fiction

Nuala O'Connor talks all things flash, and Janice Leagra highlights some sparks—with dazzling imagery.

Books to keep you hooked—some of the best Irish thrillers, old and new

From modern classics of the genre, to recently published, a list of thrilling Irish crime, psychological thrillers, and chilling suspense.

Stephen Sexton & Kathleen McCracken at John Hewitt Society International Summer School

Stephen Sexton and Kathleen McCracken read at in-person and live streamed event at the John Hewitt Summer School.

A Bonfire of Shoes, by Radhika Iyer

A Bonfire of Shoes, by Radhika Iyer, from her debut collection 'Why are you here?' (Castles in the Air Press).

Poetry happening—Mary O’Donnell

Mary O'Donnell reads from her latest collection, Massacre of the Birds (Salmon Poetry).