Advertisement
Dublin: 9 °C Friday 30 October, 2020

#Novel

From TheJournal.ie One Irish author on shortlist for €100k International Dublin Literary award Shortlist

One Irish author on shortlist for €100k International Dublin Literary award

Three of the shortlisted novels are in translation.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing' Ann Devine

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'

Catch up with what Ann Devine is up to in the latest novel from Colm O’Regan.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know the Normal People book? Sally Rooney

Quiz: How well do you know the Normal People book?

Be warned, there are spoilers for the book and TV show in this quiz.

From TheJournal.ie Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man' A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story Heather Morris

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day Omgwaca This post contains videos

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day

Book three in the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling series came out today.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies Colm O'regan This post contains videos

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies

We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.

From TheJournal.ie 'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon What A Complete Aisling This post contains videos

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon

We talked to authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen about the book’s incredible success.

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 How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger Whitby

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish writers have been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize Congrats Are In Order

Two Irish writers have been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize

Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry are two of the 13 writers who made the longlist.

From TheJournal.ie 'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime Hennessy Awards

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award Days Without End

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

From TheJournal.ie This author's one-sentence novel is the best Irish book of 2016 Solar Bones

This author's one-sentence novel is the best Irish book of 2016

It has been a massive year for Mike McCormack, and his publishers Tramp Press.

From The42 Ronnie O'Sullivan: I could be the new JK Rowling! Changes

Ronnie O'Sullivan: I could be the new JK Rowling!

The snooker star compared himself to Harry Potter author while promoting his new novel.

From TheJournal.ie How an erotic sex scene may have ruined this Australian MP's career Sky Warriors

How an erotic sex scene may have ruined this Australian MP's career

Dennis Jensen lost his party’s nomination earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie There's a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl Moviewatch This post contains videos

There's a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl

And it looks like it’s going to be pretty special.

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 The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written Procrastination

The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written

Lots of writers in a survey said they have used funny animal views to help them get through a creative block…

From TheJournal.ie What does it take to translate a best-seller into another language? It's Only Words

What does it take to translate a best-seller into another language?

We asked an award-winning author and his translator what it’s like to translate a best-seller from Spanish to English.

From TheJournal.ie The first Irish memoir written using eye-gaze technology has been published Accomplished

The first Irish memoir written using eye-gaze technology has been published

The author, Simon Fitzmaurice, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.

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 Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship Opinion

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship

“The book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses… Death takes away a lot of things, but it can’t ever take away our stories.”

From TheJournal.ie JK Rowling 'angry' after her law firm admits leaking her alter ego Robert Galbraith

JK Rowling 'angry' after her law firm admits leaking her alter ego

The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the ‘Harry Potter’ author had penned the book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Alan Shatter: Minister for Sex

The follow up to “Laura”?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin Read Me This post contains images

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin is an iconic figure in Irish history, yet when I was in school the Lockout only received a minor mention on the history syllabus – we wanted to make him more accessible, says Rory McConville.

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.

From The42 'The Damned United' author agrees to write Bill Shankly novel Legend

'The Damned United' author agrees to write Bill Shankly novel

David Peace has chosen the story of Liverpool’s legendary manager for his next project.

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Can you identify these Irish literary quotations? Pop Quiz

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?

Go on, give it a go…

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.

VIDEO: Is this what you imagined when you read The Great Gatsby? Work Can Wait This post contains videos

VIDEO: Is this what you imagined when you read The Great Gatsby?

The first trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is out…

From TheJournal.ie Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow James Joyce

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

The copyright on the works of James Joyce expires on 1 January 2012 – meaning that for the first time, his published and unpublished writings will be in the public domain.

David Cameron chooses Irish novel Skippy Dies as his summer read

The British Prime Minister has picked Paul Murray’s book to bring on holidays with him.

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 Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock