Dave Eggers has a tendency towards grandiose titles; his books labelling themselves ‘heartbreaking’ works that express our contemporary society’s ‘velocity’, circularity and hunger.
The Man With the Compound Eyes belongs more to what has been termed ‘cli-fi’: it is, in essence, a cautionary tale about the effects of climate change.
DBC Pierre’s new novel ‘Breakfast with the Borgias’ mixes technological developments with old-fashioned hammy horror themes.
Hitler’s Irish Voices is a fascinating study of the intrigue and machinations that surrounded our little country during ‘The Emergency’.
Richard Ford’s latest book in the Frank Bascombe series of novellas is an uneven, uneasy but still compelling book.
Martin Amis’ The Zone of Interest returns to the theme he first explored with Time’s Arrow: the utter, futile impossibility of comprehending the Holocaust, coupled with the urgent necessity to do so.
Beta-Life is a collection of stories set in an imagined year 2070 where each author is paired with a scientist consultant to ensure that the technology described is accurately based on current research.
Aiden O’Reilly’s Greetings, Hero is a collection of stories about in-between men, loners, the alienated.
Perfidia is a WWII-set prequel to Ellroy’s LA Quartet, whose novels LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia both received the movie treatment, which is funny because Ellroy writes the kind of 100-proof noir – full of torture, snuff and incest – that Hollywood would be hesitant adapting.
In his latest book, Temple Street Children’s Hospital: An Illustrated History, Barry Kennerk explores the rich past that characterises the hospital.
We spoke with Sarah Davis-Goff ahead of the recent Dublin Book Festival about Tramp Press’ ethos and the literary landscape.
New magazine Guts is fuelled by personal and confessional writing that asks authors to expose themselves to the world for the sake of the reader, but also gives them a platform to put more of themselves to their work.
Reading Hitler is a dangerous game explains Neil Gregor.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu famously wrote the gothic horror story Green Tea, in which a man goes insane through excess consumption of the titular fluid, seeing visions of a red-faced monkey who has his worst interests at heart.
Even without the context of its publication, The Opposite of Loneliness is a book bathed in the pressure of life’s limits.
Joining a shelf of victim narratives (Linda Lovelace’s Ordeal) and cautionary tales (Jenna Jameson’s How to Make Love Like a Pornstar), Asa Akira’s breezy porn memoir redresses the balance.
Malcolm Orange has spent most of his life in a beat-up Volvo, travelling ‘all across America with a backseat full of grandparents’.
Deservedly shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, Ali Smith’s How to Be Both is a novel in two parts, one focusing on Renaissance painter Francesco del Cossa and the other on George, a 16-year old girl mourning the loss of her mother.
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