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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland? Dubliner This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?

The repatriation would be ahead of the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

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 'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender 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.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke 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.

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 Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder 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.

From TheJournal.ie Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher 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.

From TheJournal.ie John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award 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.

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 Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards 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.

From TheJournal.ie Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award 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.

From TheJournal.ie 2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy Nobel Prize

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE 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.

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 Want to tell everyone a hidden story about Ireland? Here's your chance 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.

From TheJournal.ie Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers 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.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award 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.

From TheJournal.ie British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

From TheJournal.ie A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*) 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them' Herstory

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.

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature Mr Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help Books Books Books

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help

We have recommendations galore.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

From TheJournal.ie The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror Dracula Does Dublin

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.

Can You Fill In The Words In These Literary Sex Scenes?

How well do you know bad sex writing? Test yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore 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.

From TheJournal.ie Harper Lee's long-lost novel has arrived - here's what we think of the first chapter Verdict Is In

Harper Lee's long-lost novel has arrived - here's what we think of the first chapter

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

From TheJournal.ie Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy" IMPAC Award

Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"

That hasn’t stopped the British writer from scooping one of the world’s top literary prizes.

From TheJournal.ie The 'Woodstock of the mind' is visiting Ireland next week Hay Festival

The 'Woodstock of the mind' is visiting Ireland next week

And Marian Keyes will be there.

From TheJournal.ie This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide IMPAC Award

This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide

The winner of this prestigious award is €100,000 richer.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism' Criticism

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Paris audience in "group hallucination" at the work of one of Ireland's literary giants Samuel Beckett

Paris audience in "group hallucination" at the work of one of Ireland's literary giants

Beckett’s ‘Not I’ is an eight minute breathless monologue.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed Opinion

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books Books

Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books

Got a new e-book? Start downloading these gems…

From TheJournal.ie Five Irish authors are up for the world's most valuable book prize One Hundred Grand

Five Irish authors are up for the world's most valuable book prize

The award is run by Dublin City Council and is specific to English language publications – although it includes translations.

From TheJournal.ie Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award Saints And Scholars

Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award

The winner will receive €150,000 over three years and is set to be announced in January next year.

From TheJournal.ie A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night Congrats Are In Order

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night

Richard Flanagan is the third Australian to win the prestigious award.

From TheJournal.ie French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature Books

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

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