Daragh is an editor and freelance writer based in Dublin
Get Ready for the New Academic Year: a Selection of Must-Read Novels Set on College Campuses
For the start of the new academic year, here's a selection of well-known, and less-known, must-read literary fiction with a university or campus as a backdrop.
Know Knausgaard? Meet Five More Great Norwegian Authors
These five works of contemporary fiction from Norway take the reader to strange and wonderful places that aren't necessarily where Karl Ove Knausgaard might go...
Love, Desire and Heartbreak in Three Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
The short-story master of the anti-climax, Anton Chekhov was also generous with his characters. For every heartbreak, there's a character who succeeds in love. Here, in three of Anton Chekhov's stories he describes love, desire and heartbreak.
Fractured Families in 5 Powerful Books by Colm Tóibín
One could say that Colm Tóibín is a specialist describing mothers and families. Here are five works of fiction in which he turns his gimlet eye towards troubled families and mothers who are not to be messed with …
Great Irish Books that Deserve to be Read or Resuscitated
Ireland has produced a plethora of great writers. But what about great Irish books that have either fallen into obscurity or failed to gain the same recognition of some of the ones cited time and time again, (and deservedly so). Here are seven books, both new and old, that deserve their place in the pantheon of great Irish fiction.