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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Brave Answers

    John McAuliffe
    A new collection casts further light on the clergyman-poet RS Thomas and his two great subjects, God and Wales

    The Empathy Man

    Ruth Gilligan
    Finishing a novel for Colum McCann feels like finishing a PhD. He upends the traditional maxim to “write what you know” in favour of writing “what you want to know”.

    The Meaning of Ryanair

    Michael Cronin
    Orwell got it wrong. It is not governments but banks, insurance companies, pension funds and low-cost airlines, the raucous cheerleaders of deregulation, that oppress and stupefy us with a network of small and baffling rules.

    The Gentleman Naturalist

    David Askew
    Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection and evolution have weathered well and he cannot be held responsible for those who have developed a repugnant politics on the back of a vulgarisation of them.

    Casement Wars

    Jeffrey Dudgeon
    Roger Casement dared to dream and turned out to be a nation-builder, regardless of the foolish attempts of his more enthusiastic supporters to deny the reality of his sexual nature. If that was accepted, his stature would rise.