I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Home Literature Page 3


Back to the Womb

Manchán Magan’s guided tour through the landscapes of ancient Ireland

On the Precipice

The short but productive life of Joseph Roth, elegist of Habsburg Austria

Murder Most Foul

The achievement of a great entertainer, ‘queen of crime’ Agatha Christie

Roots Music

Poems leading from the forest to the book, and the roots of book in forest

Inventing the Republic?

Irish writers and their attitudes to the events of the revolutionary period

A Wading Light

Seán Hewitt’s memoir of queer love, helplessness and heartbreak

Poetry and Fishing

Retracing the journeys of the enthusiastic angler Ted Hughes

Full Throttle

Dark but exhilarating stories of surreal events and parallel universes

For Your Discomfort

Lullabies, but not the kind you’d want to sing to your baby

The Irish Reach

The influence of Gaels and Gaelic tradition on Old English poetry