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Review: The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave (Canongate) 25 years ago, German filmmaker Uli M. Schüppel made The Road to God Knows Where, a documentary that followed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on a US tour. Shot in grainy black-and-white, this was not the hell-raising shenanigans...

Review: Last Night on Earth by Kevin Maher

  Last Night on Earth by Kevin Maher (Little Brown) In his debut novel The Fields, Kevin Maher introduced us to Ireland of the 1970s, and 13-year-old Jim Finnegan. It’s a classic first novel, an Irish Bildungsroman as Jim – the baby in a family of older...

Interview: Kim Gordon

  Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon (Faber & Faber) One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the US West Coast, is how quiet she sounds. As the bass player in of the most musically interesting and decibel-bending bands of...

Interview: Sara Baume

The winner of the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award gave herself two years to write her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither. But she tells SINEAD GLEESON that she remains torn between fiction and visual art. “To some people it might look like I’ve just popped up...

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