Books, Reviewed

Alfie, Reviewed

Trevor White's new biography of Alfred Byrne tells the story of “the most popular Dublin-born politician of the twentieth century”, in all his complexity, writes historian Donal Fallon.

Smile, Reviewed

Roddy Doyle's latest novel has the pitch-perfect dialogue and quiet moments of genius that mark his other works. However, it stumbles, and ultimately collapses, writes Sean Farrell.

In White Ink, Reviewed

Many of the themes Elske Rahill tackled in her debut novel Between Dog and Wolf – relationships, fertility, sexuality, motherhood – are once again present in her new short-story collection In White Ink, writes Jan Carson.

The New Urban Crisis, Reviewed

Richard Florida, author of 2002's "The Rise of the Creative Class", is back with a follow-up that looks at soaring housing prices in the world’s most successful cities, and offers some solutions.

Orange Horses, Reviewed

With the third of their Recovered Voices series, Tramp Press has brought us back a true literary treasure, writes Elske Rahill.

Edge of Heaven, Reviewed

In this video, writer Dave Lordan reviews the sci-fi novel "Edge of Heaven" by R.B. Kelly, published in Dublin by Liberties Press.