Sara Baume’s sophomore novel insists that we rethink the value of empathy: depend on it, yes, but also be suspicious.
Book Review: Admiring Anne Enright’s “The Green Road”
Anne Enright’s prose, especially when she is firmly rooted in Ireland, sings; she has the ability to get the details both of setting and character, and a wonderful ear.
Book Review: “Academy Street” — Affirming Life in Fresh and Surprising Ways
This is a powerful, intensely felt short novel about the lives of ordinary people by a very young Irish writer.
Fuse Commentary: Happy Bloomsday! — A High Holy Day for Readers
People complain about how no one takes literature seriously these days. Tell that to the millions of people who are participating in Bloomsday celebrations worldwide today.
Book Review: “The Devil I Know” — A Brilliant Satire of Ireland’s Boom and Bust
Claire Kilroy’s dark and fantastical comedy “The Devil I Know” nails the greed and rampaging ambition of the corrupt avatars of “the new Ireland” — developers, bankers, and government pooh-bahs.