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Roger Boylan

Roger Boylan’s books include Killoyle, The Great Pint-Pulling OlympiadKilloyle Wine and Cheese, and, most recently, The Adorations.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Broken Road

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A lost story shows the young writer struggling in Joyce's shadow

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Steven Moore's The Novel: An Alternative History (1600-1800)

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In Peter Stamm's novels, life is more livable when you stop expecting miracles, and desire succumbs to reality.

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Joseph Roth and the End of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Julian Barnes asks: How much of what we think makes us special is only a trick of memory?

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Howard Jacobson is the Jewish Jane Austen.

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Reading Flann in the birthplace of psychoanalysis. 

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The posthumous career of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has been a busy one.

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The Passions of Arthur Koestler.

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Remembering Beckett twenty years after his death.

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The lives of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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The Big Man of Northern Ireland, Ian Paisley, has died.

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Flann O'Brien's triumph.

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The fantasy world of John Cowper Powys.

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A writer's legacy.

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John McGahern's Ireland.

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 A once-in-a-generation writer.

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John Banville's existentialist novels.

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A farce is a powerful force.

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Alan Furst’s glamorous, doomed world.

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Review: Hans Konig.

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Forsaking domestic comforts, James Hamilton-Paterson explores his inner life and our human nature.

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By André Brink. 

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By Hugh Nissenson. 

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Review: Brian McGrory and Toby Olson.

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Review: Tom Drury and Stephen Dobyns.

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By Larry Brown. 

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