Nonfiction Group Booklist

Solas Nua's Nonfiction Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month.

The first Solas Nua Nonfiction Book Group started in spring 2020, with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group meets on Zoom, where it remains, for now. Nonfiction subjects range from history, current events, nature and everything in-between. Activities go beyond monthly discussions of a book, the group regularly collaborates with the Solas Nua team, giving valuable input into programming ideas.

There is no membership, anyone is free to join!

Find out about Solas Nua's Fiction Book Groupand Poetry Book Group.


  • January 25 - Fergal Keane, Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love (2018)

  • February 22 - Dara McAnulty, Diary of a Young Naturalist (2020)

  • March 22 - Tim Robinson, Connemara: Listening to the Wind (2007)

  • April 26 - Darran Anderson, Inventory: A River, A City, A Family (2020)

  • May 24 - Diarmaid Ferriter, On the Edge: Ireland's Off-Shore Islands: a Modern History (2018)

  • June 28 - Lyra McKee, Lost, Found, Remembered (paperback April 2021)

  • July 26 - Doireann Ní Ghíofa, A Ghost in the Throat (2020)

  • August 23 - Mark O'Connell, Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (2020)

  • September 27 - Caelainn Hogan, Republic of Shame: How Ireland Punished 'Fallen Women' and their children (2020)

  • October 25 - Ian Cobain, Anatomy of a Killing: Life and Death on a Divided Island (2020)

Previous Nonfiction Group Index


  • June 22 - Sinéad Gleeson, Constellations: Reflections from Life

  • July 27 - Garrett Carr, The Rule of Land: Walking Ireland’s Border

  • August 24 - Glenn Patterson, Backstop Land

  • September 28 - Ian Maleney, Minor Monuments

  • October 26 - Emma Dabiri, Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture (Don't Touch My Hair-Ireland Title)

  • November 23 - Sam McBride, Burned: The Inside Story of the "Cash-for-Ash" Scandal and Northern Ireland's Secretive New Elite

  • December 28 - Sara Baume, Handiwork