I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus)
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus) Co Louth native Ruth Fitzmaurice and her husband Simon were happily married and expecting their third child when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.
IF YOU have ever wondered what happens afterwards to the distraught people you see in the media who have been caught up in some of the most violent civil wars or natural disasters across the world, then writer Clár Ni Chonghaile gives a fascinating insight in her latest novel.
Irish novelist, journalist and essayist Colm Tóibín is this year's winner of a US lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
AN EVOCATIVE image of an excited group of Belfast children stepping down from an Ulsterbus coach clutching plastic bags of belongings and bags of crisps is one that is forever etched in the mind of Derry-born poet and author Shaun Traynor.
WITH a cover-mounted claim that it's "darker than The Bridge and The Killing", crime fiction fans contemplating top Irish journalist Henry McDonald's first novel The Swinging Detective will know to expect complex characters who are as flawed as those in TV's top Scandi dramas.
DINNER parties have come a long way since Come Dine With Me unleashed a deluge of rectangular plates, fussy jus and peculiar wooden contraptions for presenting food and creating a 'spectacle' in the dining room.