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From TheJournal.ie Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules John Bolton

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

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown Bookworms

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

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

From TheJournal.ie JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online The Ickabog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately? Your Say This post contains a poll
From The42 Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books Good Reads

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

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

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are your comfort reads? Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st' Speculative Fiction

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How often do you read a book? World Book Day This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Research to mark World Book Day found that half of children and young people said they enjoyed reading either “very much” or “quite a lot”.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020 Read This

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

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

From TheJournal.ie These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours? Best Of 2019

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?

Let us know in the comments.

From TheJournal.ie Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards Irish Book Awards

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards

Here are this year’s winners.

From TheJournal.ie Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home) Experiments

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

From TheJournal.ie Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000 Awards

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000

A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story Heather Morris

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller Opinion

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition' Opinion

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

From TheJournal.ie Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

From TheJournal.ie Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless' The Second Sleep

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'

The historical novelist spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new novel, The Second Sleep.

From TheJournal.ie Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction Booker Prize

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling Column

The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling

Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000 Literary Award

American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000

The International Dublin Literary Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize Dublin Literary Award

Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

Sally Rooney and Bernard MacLaverty are among the 10 shortlisted nominees.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books Sacrilege

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.

11 books to stick on your reading list for April

It’s not too early to start building that pile of books beside your bed for summer.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline' Book Club

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'

Book clubs are my lifeline. When we first floated the idea of a festival of books, I thought it was idle dreaming but it was a total success, writes Bridgit McGinnity.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that' Irish Crime Fiction

'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'

Tana French’s latest novel marks a departure from the successful author’s usual crime fiction- turning from the detective to the potential suspect.

From TheJournal.ie From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is' Music Love Drugs War

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019

Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own? The Magic Of Tidying Up This post contains a poll

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?

Just how many is too many?

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January

Entertain your mind for a sec.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay A Fine Thing
From TheJournal.ie Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives' In Focus

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'

US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air Dublin From The Air

Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air

The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.

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