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From TheJournal.ie Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

From TheJournal.ie Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless' The Second Sleep

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'

The historical novelist spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new novel, The Second Sleep.

From TheJournal.ie Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction Booker Prize

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

From TheJournal.ie 'Can you imagine how horrific that must be?': Ex-IRA man pens book about tiger robberies Northern Heist

'Can you imagine how horrific that must be?': Ex-IRA man pens book about tiger robberies

Richard O’Rawe was one of the H-block Blanketmen during the Troubles, and has written previously about the life of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize 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.

From TheJournal.ie This man will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years Literature

This man will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

Sebastian Barry has been chosen as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021.

From TheJournal.ie Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year Turned Off

Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to an outstandingly bad sex scene description in an otherwise good novel.

From TheJournal.ie Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane Read Me

Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane

The Broken Spiral, an anthology of short stories which will raise funds for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Irish writers are pushing boundaries with books featuring abortion and marriage break-ups Fighting Words

Irish writers are pushing boundaries with books featuring abortion and marriage break-ups

We talked to authors and people in the trade about how commercial fiction is tackling tough issues.

From TheJournal.ie 'My body was her gearstick' - The winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction Prize has been revealed Reading Between The Loins
From TheJournal.ie These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize Literary

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize

160 books were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Mr. Holmes shows human nature is the biggest mystery of all Opinion

Mr. Holmes shows human nature is the biggest mystery of all

Revisiting and exploring classic stories might seem a cynical exercise steeped in nostalgia, but it does allow for reflection and analysis.

From TheJournal.ie Martin takes aim at 'Enda the Fireman', says Taoiseach 'promoting a fairytale' Shots Fired

Martin takes aim at 'Enda the Fireman', says Taoiseach 'promoting a fairytale'

In a blistering attack on Fine Gael, Micheál Martin said their party conference “may well have set a world record for the amount of arrogant self-praise”.

From TheJournal.ie This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years Way With Words

This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

It was a unanimous choice.

From TheJournal.ie Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours BGEIBA

Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.

From TheJournal.ie Is this woman the best Irish writer you've never heard of? Maeve's House

Is this woman the best Irish writer you've never heard of?

Maeve Brennan wrote incredible short stories and essays. A new play explores her work and legacy.

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel Congrats

Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel

She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous? Flight Of Fancy

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

From TheJournal.ie James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor' James Bombed

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

US retailer says sorry for labelling the Bible 'fiction'

Costco was very apologetic after a pastor spotted the label.

From TheJournal.ie 7 foods that are good for you (despite their bad reputation) Nutrition

7 foods that are good for you (despite their bad reputation)

A nutrition consultant weighs in on fried foods, soy, wheat and eggs.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live Books

Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live

The Scottish novelist said that he did not expect to live beyond a year.

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year Not Ok This post contains images

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year

The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list Bestselling

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.

Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel?

A US university has announced the winner of a contest to find the worst-possible opening sentence to a novel. Warning: it’s pretty bad.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend? Your Shout

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

JK Rowling's adult book: What's it all about?

It may lack wizard, witches and spells but the new title has booksellers excited.

Prepare to cringe: US author wins the Bad Sex in Fiction Award - and it's bad

How bad can sex writing be? Pretty bad, judging by this year’s entries to the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

From TheJournal.ie Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released Book Awards

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released

The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.

Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction

Twenty-five-year-old Serbian-American Téa Obreht beat off competition from the favourite, Irish writer Emma Donoghue.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men Opinion

Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men

The annual Orange Prize for fiction by a woman will be awarded tonight. But why shouldn’t female artists compete with the boys, asks Eleanor Fitzsimons.

Watch: Philip Roth wins International Man Booker Prize Booker This post contains videos

Watch: Philip Roth wins International Man Booker Prize

One of the award’s judges wasn’t pleased with the final decision, though. Carmen Callil resigned when she heard that the American author was being given the £60,000 literary prize.