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# Books

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# stocking filler
Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced
The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin tonight.
# Irish book awards
"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves
We speak to two of the country’s publishers about a life in books.
# Irish book awards
COMPETITION: Win a load of great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards
There are some super titles up for grabs.
# eye on dublin
Life, death and rock n'roll: 40 years of Ireland captured in photos
Photographer Eric Luke’s book is nominated in the Irish Book Awards.
# lady marian
8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
NOBODY say “chick lit”.
# roalddahlday
13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember
Happy Roald Dahl day.
# reading is fundamental
20 books every woman should read in her lifetime
Bookmark, read, and recommend to your friends.
# dublin literary award
'When somebody you love is ill you feel embarrassed for your own luck'
Akhil Sharma’s Family Life has scooped the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award.
# summer reading list
9 books you should definitely take on your summer holidays
Heading on a pre-holiday Easons smash and grab? Here’s what to pick up.
# page turners
These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.
# girls in love
10 feelings every 90s kid has about Jacqueline Wilson books
Jackie knows what’s up.
# get writing
Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16
We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.
# Harry Potter
These parents created an amazing Harry Potter themed nursery
This is AMAZING.
# fifty shades
A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort
The state.
# Hemsley and Hemsley
These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors
Ever heard of courgette spaghetti? It’s because of these young women.
# get reading
COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day
Plus: Win one of three €100 eVouchers.
# world book day
Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes
*sobs forever*
# shamrouges
18 images that will give every Irish childhood bookworm the feels
Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card.
# reading rainbow
13 things you'll understand if you were a total bookworm as a kid
School book fairs were no joke.
# Guilty
Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet painting convicted of having rare stolen books
Andrew Shannon told investigators he bought the books at a fair for about £300 and was using them to decorate his house.
# Wanderlust
14 books that will make you want to travel
Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.
# Wanderlust
14 books that will make you want to travel
Let these books spirit you away for a few hours.
# mind yourself
12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January
Self-care is important.
# read the fillums
10 books you need to read before they're movies in 2016
Top up your reading list with some of these.
# Must reads
33 books everyone should read before turning 30
Are your favourites on the list?
# Reads
What were your favourite books of 2015? Here are our picks
Tell us in the comments.
# Crystal Ball
These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future
When science fiction becomes fact.
# last minute dot com
10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts
Go and grab ‘em.
# turn the page
Shopping for books for Christmas presents? Here's some help...
Here are some of the top literary picks from 2015.
# Bookworm
How many of the best books of 2015 have you read?
Some more books to add to your “to read” pile.
# List of the Worst
Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award
“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”
# Irish book awards
'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'
Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.
# Egyptian goddess
Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name
‘Some ignorant people believe that the terrorists have a gift store in the middle of Denver.’
# turned off
8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees
NSFW (or for life), obviously.
# Irish book awards
Bill Bryson: 'I've always felt I'm kind of an outsider'
The best-selling author spoke to us about life in the UK, and what it’s like to have Robert Redford portray you on the big screen.
# turning the page
Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference
It will even include reviews from the site.
# Irish book awards
These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland
The shortlist has just been announced.
# Eoin Colfer
Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world
We sat down with the famous writer for a chat about his latest projects.
# so it goes
25 books every twentysomething should read
Get stuck in.
# long gaze back
Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore
We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.