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Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
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Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Jul 24th 2018, 7:36 AM 21,602 Views 17 Comments

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
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Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
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Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content

Jun 25th 2018, 10:45 PM 41,059 Views 128 Comments

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays
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# Summer Reads

11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 6,213 Views 1 Comment

Don’t leave it to the last minute.

Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
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Can children's books help kids fight climate change?

May 12th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,065 Views 9 Comments

We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
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Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

Apr 11th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,123 Views 42 Comments

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000
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Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000

Apr 5th 2018, 8:02 AM 12,082 Views 7 Comments

The award was launched on 7 April 1995 and is now in its 23rd year.

'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves
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'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves

Mar 10th 2018, 6:01 PM 15,556 Views 20 Comments

“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”

7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest
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# Bedside Bookpile

7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest

Feb 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 5,440 Views 1 Comment

It’s mocking you.

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
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Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,039 Views 8 Comments

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018
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# Read Women

17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018

Jan 1st 2018, 9:30 PM 5,584 Views 5 Comments

Hup the gals.

9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018
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# A Wrinkle In Time

9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018

Dec 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,602 Views 2 Comments

BEWKS!

10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s
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# Angus Thongs

10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s

Dec 30th 2017, 11:22 AM 5,371 Views 2 Comments

We learned so much.

Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
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Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?

Dec 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 14,941 Views 20 Comments

We want to know.

These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018
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These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018

Dec 27th 2017, 5:30 PM 27,950 Views 18 Comments

Here’s the definitive list.

Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017
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# Get Booky

Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017

Dec 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 4,978 Views 1 Comment

Plus some picks of our own.

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
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Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:41 AM 11,345 Views 5 Comments

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with
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# Listen To Me

9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with

Nov 10th 2017, 9:00 PM 8,060 Views 1 Comment

Bliss!

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
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These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

Nov 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,971 Views 8 Comments

We talked to them about how they did it.

Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017
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Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017

Nov 2nd 2017, 2:46 PM 14,872 Views 11 Comments

The nominees for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards were announced today.

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'
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Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Oct 30th 2017, 7:30 PM 21,490 Views 33 Comments

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold
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# Autumnal Reads

8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold

Oct 6th 2017, 7:19 PM 6,952 Views 3 Comments

It has though, hasn’t it?

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
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British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,419 Views 8 Comments

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland
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# Ooh Mr Darcy

18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 9,276 Views 0 Comments

Would it still be a classic? Maybe.

11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age
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# Reading Is Fundamental

11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age

Sep 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,648 Views 2 Comments

If you think YA is just for teens, you’re missing out.

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
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Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 21st 2017, 3:51 PM 8,093 Views 2 Comments

Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
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'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Sep 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,321 Views 2 Comments

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books
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# Roald Dahl Day

10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books

Sep 13th 2017, 6:08 PM 9,761 Views 2 Comments

It’s Roald Dahl Day!

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls
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'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Sep 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 8,980 Views 72 Comments

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
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How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon

Sep 9th 2017, 9:45 AM 24,457 Views 24 Comments

We talked to the book’s authors.

25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out
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# Read Women

25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out

Aug 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 8,884 Views 8 Comments

The best books by women authors this year.

From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'
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From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'

Aug 27th 2017, 10:00 AM 21,310 Views 6 Comments

The Irish-based Australian bestselling author tells us about how her own experience with emigration informed her new book.

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books
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Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

Aug 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 11,421 Views 63 Comments

“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.

Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year
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Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year

Jul 19th 2017, 10:03 PM 22,412 Views 24 Comments

The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
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Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections

Jul 12th 2017, 6:30 PM 6,205 Views 6 Comments

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?
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# Brightest Witch Of Her Year

What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 15,616 Views 0 Comments

You’ve got dirt on your nose by the way. Did you know? Just there.

12 lovely memories you will have if you grew up with Harry Potter
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# Mischief Managed

12 lovely memories you will have if you grew up with Harry Potter

Jun 26th 2017, 6:56 PM 6,051 Views 5 Comments

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 20 years old today. Can you believe it?

'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age
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'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age

Jun 24th 2017, 6:00 PM 118,754 Views 12 Comments

Independent Book Shop week starts today, celebrating the great and the good of the indie bookseller.

Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next
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# Read You Wrote You

Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next

Jun 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,505 Views 1 Comment

Re-stock that Kindle/teetering book pile.

A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)
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A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 17,995 Views 28 Comments

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.