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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 13,084 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 12,297 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 11,728 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 16,964 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 12,518 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 20,236 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 24,969 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 28,696 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 13,442 Views 36 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 14,534 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 27,866 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 22,895 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 4,819 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 19,759 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 25,090 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 8,185 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 63,998 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 14,066 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 7,996 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 21,890 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 24,254 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 26,275 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 22,421 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 22,187 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 5,972 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 22,265 Views 78 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 19,408 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 21,205 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.

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

Mar 5th 2020, 9:15 AM 28,213 Views 42 Comments

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”.

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 18,367 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 24,954 Views 4 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

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

Dec 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 21,370 Views 15 Comments

Let us know in the comments.

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

Nov 21st 2019, 9:13 AM 15,352 Views 6 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

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

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 26,260 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,460 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,025 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 10,592 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Oct 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,480 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 26,569 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,142 Views 11 Comments

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

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