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# Books

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# books not boredom
7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January
Entertain your mind for a sec.
# a fine thing
Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
The new measure kicked in yesterday.
# Year in Review
Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year
It was a big year in entertainment.
# In focus
Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'
US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.
# dublin from the air
Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air
The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.
# winners
Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
Here are this year’s winners.
# Memory Man
Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.
Voices
Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
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.
# dublin literary award
Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.
# Met Éireann
'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather
The Met Éireann forecaster’s new book, The Great Irish Weather Book, explains what weather is and how it happens.
# read the game
Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year
The42 is represented twice on the longlist.
Voices
How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop
A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.
# book club
8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November
November kicks off with the first ever Irish Book Week.
# Meet me at the pier
People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book
New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.
# Read all about it
Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards
You can vote for your favourites across the categories.
Voices
Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The MS Annual Readathon is being launched today.
# what to read
Pick a breakfast cereal and we'll give you a book to read
Looking for something new to read?
# Books
Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.
# Gradaim Leabhar na hÉireann
Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.
# author
Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.
# Summer Reads
11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays
Don’t leave it to the last minute.
# beasts at bedtime
Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.
# National Library Strategy
Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.
# dublin literary award
Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000
The award was launched on 7 April 1995 and is now in its 23rd year.
# The Cow Book
'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves
“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”
# Bedside bookpile
7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest
It’s mocking you.
# Emma Hannigan
Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.
# read women
17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018
Hup the gals.
# a wrinkle in time
9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018
BEWKS!
# angus thongs
10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s
We learned so much.
# turn the page
Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
We want to know.
# turn the page
These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018
Here’s the definitive list.
# get booky
Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017
Plus some picks of our own.
# costa book awards
Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.
# listen to me
9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with
Bliss!
# lit festival
These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
We talked to them about how they did it.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# autumnal reads
8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold
It has though, hasn’t it?