Aoife B. Burke

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The Last by Hanna Jameson

Published by Viking If a story about survivors stuck in a hotel in Switzerland directly after world annihilation will affect you in any way, it could well be the regret … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Published by Jonathan Cape It’s sometimes fun to wonder, to daydream, as a bit of escapism, what your favourite actors or musicians or writers, or celebrities in general are doing … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Published by Granta For those of us with a junior cert level appreciation of the Iron Age, we tend to think of it as a time of pre-Christian farmers and … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

Fourth Estate Arguably, if there’s anything we need less of in the dawn of 2019 it’s more doomy and gloomy speculative glimpses into the future, where what’s happening in the … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

TV Viewpoint: The ABC Murders

We’re just about emerging from what has become known variously as “the Fallow”, “Twixtmas” and, one I picked up on this year and would prefer not enter the otherwise fittingly … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Treat

A seasonal story by Aoife B. Burke, first published in The Tuam Herald on 19th December, 2018 “Now ladies, put your purses away, this is my treat”. If there is … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

My 2018 Book Picks

If there’s a better last minute gift than a book (if there’s a better gift than a book full stop) then I’ve yet to find it. Besides the usual seasonal … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment