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2022
Voices
Donal Fallon: The Castle, the intrigue and the Italians - welcome to old Dublin's Ship Street
One of Dublin’s most intriguing locations is examined by the historian.
# Literature
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize
The winner was announced in a ceremony that was broadcast this evening.
# Literature
Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2022
The French author has written about her life across a series of highly acclaimed memoirs.
# EXTRACT
The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.
# queen of dirt island
'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
The author’s sixth novel is about the life of four generations of a Tipperary family.
# author
Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'
The man accused of stabbing the author yesterday pleaded not guilty.
# Literature
Four Irish novels longlisted by libraries for prestigious Dublin Literary Award
The award carries a €100,000 prize for the winner.
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# young writers
The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.
Voices
Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.
# country girl
New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London
Artist Colin Davidson, who has also painted portraits of Seamus Heaney and Michael D Higgins, created the artwork.
# Poetry
American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.
Voices
A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
# strange flowers
Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'
The Irish author speaks to us on the release of his new novel, Strange Flowers.
# strange hotel
Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.
# dubliner
Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?
The repatriation would be ahead of the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.
# 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.
# Peter Handke
'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
# Swedish Academy
Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.
# 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.
# emily ruskovich
Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder
Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.
Voices
Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.
# Literature
John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article
‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.
# james Frey
'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award
The annual prize draws attention to poorly written passages of sexual descriptions in fiction.
# 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.
# Gradaim Leabhar na hÉireann
Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.
# winner
Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award
McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.
# Nobel Prize
2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy
This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.
# honoured
'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE
The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.
# 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.
# stories from the city
Want to tell everyone a hidden story about Ireland? Here's your chance
The International Literature Festival Dublin is looking for people to share a story connected to writing – and they’ll help bring it to the stage.
# i will arise and go now
Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers
After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.
# costa book awards
Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.
# Kazuo Ishiguro
British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).
# 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.
Voices
Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'
If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.
# hennessy awards
An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.
# Mr Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.
# books books books
Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help
We have recommendations galore.
# Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
Voices
The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.