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Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'
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Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'

Oct 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,798 Views 6 Comments

In his new novel, two old friends meet up for a pint in Dublin city centre – and discover new things about each other’s lives.

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'
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Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'

Aug 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 33,915 Views 10 Comments

The Irish author speaks to us on the release of his new novel, Strange Flowers.

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results
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What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results

Jul 25th 2020, 10:30 AM 20,152 Views 39 Comments

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'
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Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

Mar 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 11,850 Views 5 Comments

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
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Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'

Mar 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 39,815 Views 1 Comment

The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
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Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

Feb 19th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,337 Views 10 Comments

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
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These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

Dec 29th 2019, 1:30 PM 24,679 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit
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Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit

Nov 25th 2019, 8:17 AM 44,248 Views 57 Comments

The novelist says he is “not a huge fan of Britain”.

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely
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A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 11,484 Views 2 Comments

Kiely would have been 100 on 15 August of this year. Born in Dromore, he had a long and prolific writing career.

Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'
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Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'

Jun 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 33,588 Views 40 Comments

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Jared Diamond talks about how countries recover – or don’t – from massive crises.

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
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Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

May 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,223 Views 143 Comments

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

The Rebellion against Modern Football: Conifa, unrecognised nations and celebrating the grassroots
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The Rebellion against Modern Football: Conifa, unrecognised nations and celebrating the grassroots

May 5th 2019, 10:00 AM 14,419 Views 14 Comments

The42 speaks to James Hendicott, author of CONIFA: Football for the Forgotten, about his new book.

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'
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Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Oct 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,181 Views 3 Comments

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

Author John Boyne on the night he took 'too many pills' after break-up
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Author John Boyne on the night he took 'too many pills' after break-up

Aug 11th 2018, 4:26 PM 32,269 Views 8 Comments

The Irish author opened up about the night he almost took his own life after the breakdown of his marriage.

This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame
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This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame

Jul 8th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,989 Views 55 Comments

The novel, by Emer Martin, explores the fate of one Irish family.

Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
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Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content

Jun 25th 2018, 10:45 PM 41,052 Views 128 Comments

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce
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By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce

Jun 16th 2018, 8:30 AM 7,149 Views 3 Comments

Meet Dublin’s go-to James Joyce lookalike.

Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'
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Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'

Apr 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 13,595 Views 19 Comments

We spoke to the critically-acclaimed Irish author of books like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto about his latest novel, Heartland.

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer
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'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer

Mar 7th 2018, 4:48 PM 39,433 Views 7 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
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Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,028 Views 8 Comments

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

'There were people approaching me in book signings saying you jinxed us'
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'There were people approaching me in book signings saying you jinxed us'

Dec 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 6,024 Views 3 Comments

Guillem Balague chats to The42 about his new book inside Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer
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Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

Nov 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 10,872 Views 1 Comment

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43
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Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43

Oct 27th 2017, 4:14 PM 38,069 Views 11 Comments

The funeral mass for Fitzmaurice will take place in Greystones tomorrow afternoon.

John Banville: 'Many people regard me as a misogynist. I am the opposite of a misogynist'
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John Banville: 'Many people regard me as a misogynist. I am the opposite of a misogynist'

Oct 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 16,628 Views 59 Comments

Considered one of Ireland’s greatest writers, he has penned what he says is a feminist sequel to Henry James’ novel The Portrait of A Lady.

Former IRA informer Sean O'Callaghan dies in Jamaica
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Former IRA informer Sean O'Callaghan dies in Jamaica

Aug 24th 2017, 6:39 PM 39,535 Views 125 Comments

O’Callaghan worked as a garda informer from within the provisional IRA during the 1980s.

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl
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This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

Jul 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 11,781 Views 8 Comments

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award
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A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award

Jun 21st 2017, 12:00 PM 10,275 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.

A Harry Potter prequel handwritten by JK Rowling has been stolen
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A Harry Potter prequel handwritten by JK Rowling has been stolen

May 12th 2017, 12:28 PM 14,555 Views 28 Comments

Author JK Rowling has appealed to Harry Potter fans and the public to help return it.

"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"
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"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"

May 7th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,815 Views 41 Comments

Actor Ciaran McMenamin’s debut novel is inspired by his youth growing up in Enniskillen during the Troubles

Author behind heartbreaking Modern Love essay dies aged 51
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Author behind heartbreaking Modern Love essay dies aged 51

Mar 14th 2017, 4:04 PM 21,803 Views 7 Comments

Amy Krouse Rosenthal had recently written about being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason.

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
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'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Mar 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,539 Views 15 Comments

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'
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'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'

Feb 26th 2017, 9:30 AM 24,352 Views 12 Comments

Writer Sara Baume tells us what inspired her second novel, about a young woman’s quarter-life crisis.

Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90
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Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:51 PM 9,437 Views 11 Comments

Berger’s Ways of Seeing programme changed the face of art criticism.

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96
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Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Dec 27th 2016, 8:08 PM 8,982 Views 14 Comments

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88
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Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88

Nov 21st 2016, 4:27 PM 9,713 Views 5 Comments

The author died at his home in Devon, England.

"It was a shock to the system": Cycling the Iron Curtain on a shopping bicycle
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"It was a shock to the system": Cycling the Iron Curtain on a shopping bicycle

Oct 22nd 2016, 9:00 PM 14,684 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to Tim Moore about his journey.

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
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8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

Sep 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 7,149 Views 3 Comments

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

"I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy
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"I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy

Mar 20th 2016, 9:15 AM 24,413 Views 19 Comments

We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.

Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world
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Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,110 Views 6 Comments

We sat down with the famous writer for a chat about his latest projects.

Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde
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Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde

Oct 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 11,985 Views 23 Comments

A new Irish book explores the role of women in Wilde’s life.

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