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Dinner Party—a strong debut from Sarah Gilmartin

Dinner Party is a strong, serious novel often leavened by warmth and good humour—Niall McArdle on Sarah Gilmartin's debut.

Checkout 19—a paean to the imagination

Eoghan Smith examines Checkout 19, the astonishing new work by Claire-Louise Bennett.  

The Butchers—a whirling tale of borderlands and sacred cows

Susan McKeever reviews The Butcher, by Ruth Gilligan, which won the RSL Ondaatje Prize earlier this year.

Hard truth and troubling questions—Fallen, by Mel O’Doherty

Eoghan Smith takes a deep dive into Fallen— a novel with the flint of hard truth, ruled by a dark supremacy

Language, nature, love and grief—What Willow Says

What Willow Says, the second novel by writer and artist Lynn Buckle, is a contemplative and lyrical exploration of the intersections of language, nature, love and grief.

Canny Empathy in A Shock by Keith Ridgway

Review of A Shock by Keith Ridgway (Picador). This is a masterfully crafted, highly intriguing novel that delivers the shock of its title.

Burnished brilliance in Trouble, by Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Philip Ó Ceallaigh has kept his readers waiting for a decade for a new collection. The wait has been worth it. Eoghan Smith reviews the Trouble, published by The Stinging Fly.
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