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Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022
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Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 29th 2021, 10:00 AM 11,768 Views 0 Comments

From history to photography.

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
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Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,953 Views 5 Comments

Here are the books to look out for next year.

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
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Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,586 Views 17 Comments

Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
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Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'

Nov 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,869 Views 6 Comments

Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
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The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?

Oct 29th 2021, 5:00 PM 6,830 Views 0 Comments

Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
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'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,817 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now
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The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now

Updated Oct 22nd 2021, 1:21 PM 5,825 Views 1 Comment

Priced at €12, Behind the Lines contains 18 more great Irish sports stories from The42.

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
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Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 21st 2021, 12:13 PM 8,971 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

Poll: How often do you read a book?
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Poll: How often do you read a book?

Oct 7th 2021, 9:40 AM 28,828 Views 50 Comments

The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced today.

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
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Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

Sep 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 28,820 Views 14 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

‘Sally Rooney day’: Buzz in bookshops as author's much-anticipated new novel lands on shelves
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‘Sally Rooney day’: Buzz in bookshops as author's much-anticipated new novel lands on shelves

Sep 7th 2021, 3:34 PM 18,121 Views 16 Comments

Rooney’s third novel Beautiful World, Where Are You is out today.

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
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Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,646 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award
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One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award

Mar 25th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,109 Views 0 Comments

Six books are on this year’s shortlist. Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
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'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,629 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
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Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award

Feb 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 11,759 Views 2 Comments

Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
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New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September

Jan 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 16,999 Views 12 Comments

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.

Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021
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Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,667 Views 0 Comments

Memoir, biography, essays and more.

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
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Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020

Jan 5th 2021, 5:11 PM 20,328 Views 25 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.

Irish books to watch out for in 2021
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Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 25,371 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?

Dec 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 28,812 Views 17 Comments

The theme of the Toy Show was ‘the wonderful world of Roald Dahl’ – let’s take a closer look at that world.

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
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Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?

Dec 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,481 Views 37 Comments

We fill you in on what worked for us.

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
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The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,584 Views 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
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Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021

Dec 27th 2020, 8:30 PM 27,937 Views 3 Comments

From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
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'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,940 Views 5 Comments

Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.

Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
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Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Nov 29th 2020, 7:45 AM 4,825 Views 1 Comment

‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
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'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,821 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
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What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in

Nov 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,363 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in TheJournal.ie’s sponsored category.

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
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6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:06 PM 8,203 Views 4 Comments

There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
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'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 64,145 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
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Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 20th 2020, 2:33 PM 14,104 Views 2 Comments

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
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Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 29th 2020, 3:46 PM 8,056 Views 0 Comments

David Walsh’s The Russian Affair is among the contenders for the big prize.

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
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Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:35 AM 21,910 Views 21 Comments

Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules
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Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules

Jun 20th 2020, 5:16 PM 24,257 Views 72 Comments

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
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Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

May 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,295 Views 4 Comments

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
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JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

May 26th 2020, 11:01 PM 22,429 Views 24 Comments

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
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Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?

May 24th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,201 Views 36 Comments

Have your say.

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
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Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

Mar 28th 2020, 9:30 AM 6,173 Views 5 Comments

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
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Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,285 Views 81 Comments

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
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Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?

Mar 19th 2020, 9:09 AM 19,413 Views 41 Comments

People working from home or self-isolating may find they have more time on their hands than usual.

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
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'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'

Mar 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,223 Views 39 Comments

In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.

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