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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 27,028 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 5,575 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 8,590 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 5,147 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 27,926 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 4,973 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 11,344 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 8,047 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 10,950 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 14,852 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 21,462 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 6,945 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 9,415 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 9,228 Views 1 Comment

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 9,558 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 8,072 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 8,315 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 9,578 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 8,973 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 24,384 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 8,855 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 21,232 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 11,173 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 22,407 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 6,196 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 14,933 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 5,998 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 118,705 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 10,500 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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# Beren And Lúthien

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

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 17,977 Views 28 Comments

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

11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays
# Beach Reads
# Beach Reads

11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays

May 20th 2017, 6:00 PM 7,194 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Mar 26th 2017, 9:30 PM 16,271 Views 81 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:01 AM 10,273 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Books Of Revelations

11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read

Mar 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,351 Views 0 Comments

Gossip hounds, get in here.

How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?
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# Lashings Of Boiled Eggs

How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?

Mar 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,091 Views 1 Comment

Jolly hockey sticks!

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:20 AM 14,753 Views 134 Comments

We’ll tell you ours…

Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy
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# The Book Of Dust

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

Feb 15th 2017, 2:45 PM 9,246 Views 14 Comments

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

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
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Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,258 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Feel Good Read

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

Jan 15th 2017, 9:30 AM 6,509 Views 0 Comments

Because our spirits could do with a bit of lifting.