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Editors’ picks for July: An Uncommon Reader, Edward St Aubyn and Heat

In this new column, Editors’ Picks, the Kill Your Darlings editors share recent reading favourites. What are your picks? An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – Rebecca Starford, Editor I’ve just finished An Uncommon Reader. It’s a delightful novella from playwright and actor Alan Bennett, most famous … Read more »

The quiet achiever of Irish literature: Claire Keegan’s Foster

Since she debuted just over a decade ago, Claire Keegan has developed a reputation as the quiet achiever of Irish literature. Despite critical acclaim and several awards for her first two books, the short story collections Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), she has emerged … Read more »