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# Books

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29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Books
Three Irish novels among 70 books nominated for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award
The winner will be announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy on 25 May 2023.
Last month
January 2023
The Irish For: Jolabokaflod - a look at Iceland's Christmas books tradition
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at how people in Iceland focus on books over the holiday season.
Last year
# novel times
Here is the fiction to keep an eye out for in 2023
We take a look at the standout books set to be published in the coming six months.
Books from Pamela Anderson and Frances Haugen among the non-fiction to look out for in 2023
From memoir to biography.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: Can you name the celebrity from the name of their book?
Some of these just didn’t need to be made quite frankly
# turn the page
Irish Book Awards shortlist unveiled - is your favourite 2022 book on it? Best Irish Published Book of the Year is among the categories.
# Literature
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize
The winner was announced in a ceremony that was broadcast this evening.
# the coroner's daughter
A mystery novel set during 1816 chosen as the 2023 One Dublin One Book
The Coroner’s Daughter is a novel about a nursemaid who conceals her pregnancy and murders her newborn.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The longlist for the An Post Bookshop of the Year award was announced yesterday evening.
# bookshop of the year
Did your favourite bookshop make the Irish Book Awards longlist?
The public is invited to vote for their favourite on the list this month.
The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.
# Competition
WIN: A hamper of summer reads thanks to
The Galway bookshop has given us this hamper to give away to a lucky reader.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.
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# get reading
Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022
From history to photography.
# irish reads
Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
Here are the books to look out for next year.
Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
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'
Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.
# Supply chain issues
'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.
# Booked
The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now
Priced at €12, Behind the Lines contains 18 more great Irish sports stories from The42.
# an post ibas
Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced today.
# big deal
Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
# Hit The Books
‘Sally Rooney day’: Buzz in bookshops as author's much-anticipated new novel lands on shelves
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
Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.
# Prize
One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award
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
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.
# Books
Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.
# beautiful world
New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.
# page turners
Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021
Memoir, biography, essays and more.
# Publishing
Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.
# Preview
Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
# imagination
Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
The theme of the Toy Show was ‘the wonderful world of Roald Dahl’ – let’s take a closer look at that world.
# comfort reads
Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
We fill you in on what worked for us.
# comfort reads
The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.
# get reading
Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.
# Books
'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.
# Shortlist
Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.
# an post ibas
'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.
# get reading
What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in’s sponsored category.