Spring 2016

Aileen Armstrong  Night-soothing, New Year’s Eve

In the children’s hospital with an inconsolable infant [personal history]

Kevin Breathnach  Dancing at the ardfheiseanna

A writer who has never heard of P.J. Mara attends the party conferences [reportage]

Brian Dillon  Vaguenesses

The uses of error in the work of a great Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron [review-essay]

Rob Doyle  The Bolaño pretext

At a low ebb, the author lights out for the town where one of his literary heroes lived and died [personal history]

Ian Sansom  Nothing to go on: A diary for 2015

‘Every year … I seem to know even less’ [diary]

Nicola White  Unimaginable empires

On St Peter’s seminary and the ruins of faith [essay]