Author Archives: Stephen Boylan

About Stephen Boylan

Stephen has worked in the book trade for 15 years. He loves to recommend books he is passionate about, and to persuade people to read titles they wouldn't normally try. His heroes are Atticus Finch, Owen Meany, and The Gruffalo, and he spends his spare time trying to see what other people are reading on the bus. He lives in Dublin with his partner and insufficient shelving. Visit his blog, Shady Spines, here.

Best Books of 2016

If 2015 was a strong year for LGBT writing, then 2016 truly grabbed the baton and ran with it, says Stephen Boylan.   One of the most welcome (and, for many, most surprising) novels of the year was Graham Norton’s fiction deb...