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The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
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The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,651 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
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Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat

Jun 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,113 Views 14 Comments

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.

New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London
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New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London

Jun 11th 2021, 5:56 PM 8,816 Views 5 Comments

Artist Colin Davidson, who has also painted portraits of Seamus Heaney and Michael D Higgins, created the artwork.

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
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American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,828 Views 3 Comments

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
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A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,709 Views 56 Comments

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.

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'
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Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'

Aug 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 34,159 Views 10 Comments

The Irish author speaks to us on the release of his new novel, Strange Flowers.

Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
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Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'

Mar 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 39,908 Views 1 Comment

The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.

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

Oct 15th 2019, 9:27 AM 26,998 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,152 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 9:10 AM 27,854 Views 28 Comments

Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
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Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 8,720 Views 1 Comment

Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
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Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:52 PM 23,526 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 21,216 Views 4 Comments

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
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Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,143 Views 16 Comments

Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.

John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article
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John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article

Apr 17th 2019, 6:12 PM 34,426 Views 73 Comments

‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.

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

Dec 4th 2018, 10:05 AM 12,001 Views 14 Comments

The annual prize draws attention to poorly written passages of sexual descriptions in fiction.

Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
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Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Jul 24th 2018, 7:36 AM 21,602 Views 17 Comments

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.

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

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

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

Jun 13th 2018, 12:02 PM 11,700 Views 7 Comments

McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy
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2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

May 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 9,568 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2018, 1:37 PM 15,620 Views 13 Comments

The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

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

Feb 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 15,677 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2018, 7:20 PM 11,210 Views 26 Comments

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.

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

Jan 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,739 Views 34 Comments

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
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Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:41 AM 11,345 Views 5 Comments

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

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

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,417 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 17,995 Views 28 Comments

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'
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Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'

May 21st 2017, 3:30 PM 265 Views 44 Comments

If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
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An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,500 Views 5 Comments

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
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Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

Apr 2nd 2017, 11:20 AM 12,173 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,866 Views 13 Comments

We have recommendations galore.

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
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Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

Oct 29th 2016, 8:10 AM 26,186 Views 41 Comments

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

The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
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The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror

Oct 26th 2016, 8:45 PM 1,967 Views 9 Comments

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?
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# Novel Quiz

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

Sep 24th 2015, 1:09 PM 5,710 Views 3 Comments

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

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore
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Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,123 Views 4 Comments

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

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

Jul 10th 2015, 12:51 PM 16,278 Views 16 Comments

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

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

Jun 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 8,299 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2015, 10:30 AM 13,406 Views 14 Comments

And Marian Keyes will be there.

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

Jun 17th 2015, 11:54 AM 14,113 Views 8 Comments

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

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'
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Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

May 2nd 2015, 7:15 AM 18,538 Views 197 Comments

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

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