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# Irish Writers

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# Irish Writers
Daily Poll: Do you find time to read books?
For many it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book.
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# Quiz
How well do you know your Irish literature?
The Museum of Irish Literature is set to open at Stephen’s Green later this month.
# Summer Reads
'You'll be hooked': 7 books that won't let you down for a holiday read, according to Irish writers
We asked authors to share the books they find themselves going back to, again and again.
# Children's Books
4 events for... literature lovers to bookmark at Dublin Book Festival
A weekend of storytelling, exhibitions, and panel discussions featuring Ireland’s finest literary figures.
# 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.
# Brill-ately
An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…
# wordy competitors
Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
So was Englishman David Mitchell, who lives in Co Cork.
Video column: Remembering one of Ireland’s most controversial writers
In this the penultimate episode in The Dubliners series, Brendan Behan’s godson fondly remembers him.
Interview: Challenges have always existed for writers, but now they need even more support
It’s easy to see why young writers could be put off by projects with no guarantee of success but new playwrights need to make a leap of faith – they are the future of theatre, says Thomas Conway.
Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time
Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.
# Pop quiz
Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?
Go on, give it a go…
# Oscar Wilde
Signed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest fetches $362,500 at Sotheby's
A signed first edition of Oscar Wilde’s play was bought for several times the estimate at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.