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.

Susan McKeever

City Breakdown

Six days in Hamburg – a ‘weekend break’ and family reunion with a difference

At Bates Motel

Grief, addiction, abuse, self-harm, motherhood, breakdown, hilarity

Freefall in the Suburbs

In Danielle McLaughlin’s first novel brief moments of high drama intermingle with journeys into the complex, foggy territory


Readers of Ferdia Mac Anna’s comic noir novel, newly reissued after twenty years, must suspend their disbelief, as the characters that rollick through the pages are quirky, fantastical, and at times, a bit superhuman, communicating mainly in quips.

Into the West

From Killary to Barna, Salthill to Inisbofin, a collection of twenty short stories gathered from Galway city and county evokes the unique spirit, atmosphere and salty tang of the western city and county perched on the windswept edge of the Atlantic.

Teenage Kicks

A group of youngsters from Derry is interested in the same things that many youngsters elsewhere are interested in – sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll. But this is 1981, Bobby Sands is getting closer to death and to the normal trio of pleasures is added another experience, war.