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Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones Prime Air

Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones

The drones, called Prime Air vehicles, will be as common as mail trucks, according to Amazon.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library Art Theft

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.

From TheJournal.ie John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards Congrats Are In Order

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards

The Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of previous winners John McGahern, Seamus Heaney and Edna O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books' Copyright

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

From TheJournal.ie Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there? IMPAC DUBLIN AWARD

Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there?

Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?

What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men? Got

What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men?

This is what.

From TheJournal.ie Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees Books

Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards nominations feature a number of recognisable names.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 100 years of reading: Rathmines library Library This post contains images

100 years of reading: Rathmines library

The library, built in 1913, has hosted the likes of Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington. (And it was also an air raid shelter).

From TheJournal.ie Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average Reading

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

From TheJournal.ie Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

From The42 The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Well Read

The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in late November.

Ron Burgundy has a book, and here's the cover

The book description is every bit as good as you’d expect.

Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed... Books This post contains a poll

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed...

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist Shortlist

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: There's a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: There's a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.

Angry fans launch petition to change 50 Shades of Grey movie

But producers are standing by their decision.

From TheJournal.ie Lenny Abrahamson to direct film adaptation of bestselling novel Room Big Screen

Lenny Abrahamson to direct film adaptation of bestselling novel Room

Emma Donoghue’s novel Room was nominated for the Man Booker prize and has sold more than two and a half million copies.

From The42 Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction? Booked

Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction?

Novelist David Peace shows different dimensions to the Liverpool managerial great amid some artistic licence.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media Opinion

Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media

Writers from the days of print-only publications are still running to catch up with digital revolution, which has levelled the playing field and created almost-boundless opportunities for those with ambition, writes Stephen Downes.

Truly terrifying - horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year

Does that mean we’re old? SCREAM.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist Man Booker Prize

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym? Opinion

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

This is what the throne from Game of Thrones should actually look like

HBO didn’t get it quite right. Stinger.

From TheJournal.ie George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother Futurist

George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother

Countryside overrun by housing developments, commercialism and greed – the 1984 author is one to re-read.

From TheJournal.ie Author Iain Banks dies months after revealing cancer battle RIP

Author Iain Banks dies months after revealing cancer battle

The author of books including the Wasp Factory had announced in April that he had advanced cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane wins the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Literature

Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane wins the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

Kevin Barry is the third Irish author to win the coveted €100,000 literary prize, taking up good company with previous winners Colm Tóibín and Colum McCann

From TheJournal.ie 8 books that MADE your childhood Sponsored By Kbc

8 books that MADE your childhood

You wouldn’t have minded doing that book report on these stories.

Check out J.K. Rowling's hand scrawled outline for Order of the Phoenix

So THAT’S how you write a book…

Robert Pattinson hates Twilight, and here's the hard evidence

It’s his birthday, and making you aware of this is our gift to him.

Did you know there was an Irish version of There's Something About Mary?

It exists, and it’s a wonder.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin author Mary McCarthy dies following cancer battle Books

Dublin author Mary McCarthy dies following cancer battle

The author of five novels passed away last night following a year-long cancer battle which she wrote about for TheJournal.ie last year.

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend Good Man Terry This post contains videos

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

The 14 best things about settling in with a good book

Is there anything better?

12 books we’re all meant to have read but probably haven’t Books This post contains videos

12 books we’re all meant to have read but probably haven’t

We have busy lives, y’know.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Kevin Barry up for €100k literary award IMPAC

Ireland's Kevin Barry up for €100k literary award

Other nominees include Michel Houellebecq, Haruki Murakami and Andrew Miller.