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.
Half critical reappraisal, half fan tribute, Showgirls: It Doesn’t Suck takes on the heroic task of rehabilitating Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls.
Philippe Claudel’s beguiling novel The Investigation triggers the question: ‘Who hold the reins? The author or the translator?’
With The Ondt and The Gracehoper, Mr. James Joyce provides the words – Aesop’s fable retold – and Mr. Thomas MacNally does the drawings – spiky, trippy, beautiful.
Every Day Is for the Thief is a quietly confrontational novella, whose remarkably visual style and elliptical episodic structure suggest unspoken conflicts behind the lens.
Our reluctance towards collections of essays and reviews such as The World Within The Word rapidly morphed into the fervour of the recent convert mouthing off in his sputtering earnestness.
The mid-life rediscovery of an adolescent journal recording quasi-mystical experiences is at heart of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Living With a Wild God.
Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music is a bilingual, historical whodunnit that is impressively researched and convincingly written.
You may be tempted to throw A Sentimental Novel away in outrage, but there’s no denying it’s a singular swan-song.
In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit intersperses autobiographical snapshots with musings on everything from Che Guevara to arctic exploration.
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