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From TheJournal.ie Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017 Irish Book Awards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer' Read Me

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

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

It has though, hasn’t it?

From TheJournal.ie British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro

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

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

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

Would it still be a classic? Maybe.

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon Ms Readathon

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

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

10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books

It’s Roald Dahl Day!

From TheJournal.ie 'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls Gender Roles

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon Omgwaca

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

We talked to the book’s authors.

25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out

The best books by women authors this year.

From TheJournal.ie From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore' Monica Mcinerney

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books Back To School Burden

Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books

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

From TheJournal.ie Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year Flog-warts

Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year

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

From TheJournal.ie Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections National Refurb This post contains videos

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

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age Holding Their Own

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

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

Re-stock that Kindle/teetering book pile.

From TheJournal.ie A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*) Beren And Lúthien

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

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

11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays

A few page-turners to eat up on your sun lounger.

From TheJournal.ie Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books Diversity

Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books

We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.

From TheJournal.ie A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book Echoland

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read

Gossip hounds, get in here.

How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?

Jolly hockey sticks!

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read? World Book Day

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?

We’ll tell you ours…

From TheJournal.ie Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy The Book Of Dust

Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy

The original novels have gone on to sell 17.5 million copies around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

13 mood-boosting books to get you through the dark winter nights

Because our spirits could do with a bit of lifting.

9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events

The world is quiet here.

The 14 truly devastating struggles of being a bookworm

The things we go through for the love of reading. Honestly, we’re saints.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017 Still To Come

Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017

Get ready for a year of binge-watching and reading.

9 books you should read before they're films in 2017

New year, new reading list.

From TheJournal.ie Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie 'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning' Bolloxology

'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'

Comedian Colm O’Regan on people’s aversion to spoilers – and whether they’re a symptom of notions.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books Media And Arts

Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books

Religious publisher Veritas has slipped into the red, and losses continued to mount last year.

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless

Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas Books

What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas

Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help Books Books Books

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help

We have recommendations galore.