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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 19,415 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 21,227 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 28,416 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 18,441 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 25,112 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?
# Best Of 2019
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# Best Of 2019

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

Dec 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 21,379 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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# Irish Book Awards

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

Nov 21st 2019, 9:13 AM 15,372 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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# Experiments

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 26,677 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 12,468 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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# Heather Morris

'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 22,101 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 10,738 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 20,506 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 26,577 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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# Booker Prize

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,162 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 21st 2019, 10:00 PM 14,955 Views 6 Comments

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

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
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# Booker Prize

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:52 PM 23,549 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 24,108 Views 108 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,406 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 9:05 PM 13,118 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 4th 2019, 8:44 AM 13,711 Views 6 Comments

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

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
# Sacrilege
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# Sacrilege

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Apr 1st 2019, 12:46 PM 83,767 Views 63 Comments

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
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# Books

11 books to stick on your reading list for April

Mar 27th 2019, 6:00 PM 34,422 Views 0 Comments

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

Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use

Mar 21st 2019, 3:44 PM 7,826 Views 1 Comment

This was actually a headline that ran.

We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy
# Tear Jerkers
# Tear Jerkers

We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy

Mar 12th 2019, 3:22 PM 3,908 Views 3 Comments

Grab a tissue.

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'
# Book Club
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# Book Club

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'

Feb 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,504 Views 1 Comment

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.

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,764 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:30 PM 27,155 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Library

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

Jan 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 3,447 Views 0 Comments

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
# The Magic Of Tidying Up

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

Jan 16th 2019, 3:07 PM 4,289 Views 2 Comments

Just how many is too many?

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January
# Books Not Boredom
# Books Not Boredom

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

Jan 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 5,304 Views 0 Comments

Entertain your mind for a sec.

Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
# A Fine Thing
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# A Fine Thing

Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay

Jan 2nd 2019, 2:21 PM 18,321 Views 20 Comments

The new measure kicked in yesterday.

Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year

Dec 30th 2018, 8:00 AM 4,355 Views 0 Comments

It was a big year in entertainment.

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

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

Dec 16th 2018, 8:15 PM 25,060 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,761 Views 72 Comments

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

Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
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Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards

Nov 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 23,445 Views 15 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
# Memory Man
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# Memory Man

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

Nov 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 11,472 Views 4 Comments

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
# An Post Irish Book Awards
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# An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:30 PM 27,144 Views 31 Comments

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
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# Dublin Literary Award

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

Nov 19th 2018, 11:55 AM 11,628 Views 3 Comments

141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.

'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather
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# Met Éireann

'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather

Nov 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 49,341 Views 26 Comments

The Met Éireann forecaster’s new book, The Great Irish Weather Book, explains what weather is and how it happens.

Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year
# Read The Game
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# Read The Game

Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year

Nov 8th 2018, 4:47 PM 7,946 Views 5 Comments

The42 is represented twice on the longlist.