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# Books

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# Kazuo Ishiguro
British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).
# ooh mr darcy
18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland
Would it still be a classic? Maybe.
# reading is fundamental
11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age
If you think YA is just for teens, you’re missing out.
# essential reading
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.
# 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?
# Roald Dahl Day
10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books
It’s Roald Dahl Day!
# 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.
# omgwaca
How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
We talked to the book’s authors.
# read women
25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out
The best books by women authors this year.
# 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.
# 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.
# flog-warts
Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year
The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.
# National Refurb
Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.
# brightest witch of her year
What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?
You’ve got dirt on your nose by the way. Did you know? Just there.
# mischief managed
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?
# 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.
# read you wrote you
Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next
Re-stock that Kindle/teetering book pile.
# 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.
# beach reads
11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays
A few page-turners to eat up on your sun lounger.
# 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.
# 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.
# books of revelations
11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read
Gossip hounds, get in here.
# lashings of boiled eggs
How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?
Jolly hockey sticks!
# world book day
Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
We’ll tell you ours…
# 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.
# 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.
# feel good read
13 mood-boosting books to get you through the dark winter nights
Because our spirits could do with a bit of lifting.
# v.f.d.
9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events
The world is quiet here.
# reading is fundamental
The 14 truly devastating struggles of being a bookworm
The things we go through for the love of reading. Honestly, we’re saints.
# 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.
# give a hoot read a book
9 books you should read before they're films in 2017
New year, new reading list.
Voices
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# festive fiction finding
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.
# 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.
# books books books
Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help
We have recommendations galore.
# slightly overdue
Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late
The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine.
# RIP
Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88
The author died at his home in Devon, England.
# Book Awards
Seven Irish authors make the longlist for €100,000 Dublin literary prize
Books from John Banville, Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright make the list.