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Cast for TV series of Sally Rooney's novel Conversations With Friends announced
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Cast for TV series of Sally Rooney's novel Conversations With Friends announced

Feb 17th 2021, 4:29 PM 28,136 Views 5 Comments

The series is hoped to follow in the footsteps of smash hit Normal People, which was aired in 2020.

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:10 AM 13,798 Views 3 Comments

Three of the shortlisted novels are in translation.

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

Jul 25th 2020, 7:45 AM 31,788 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 27,821 Views 14 Comments

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

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'
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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'

Apr 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,782 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,012 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 5:30 PM 21,759 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 13,058 Views 5 Comments

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

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon
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# What A Complete Aisling

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

Sep 29th 2018, 10:45 AM 18,628 Views 6 Comments

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

Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year
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Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year

Dec 1st 2017, 1:32 PM 32,180 Views 32 Comments

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to an outstandingly bad sex scene description in an otherwise good novel.

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 PM 15,475 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jul 27th 2017, 12:31 AM 13,233 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Mar 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,638 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 12:59 PM 9,815 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 14th 2016, 10:59 AM 20,105 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2016, 3:04 PM 7,102 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2016, 5:00 PM 40,999 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2015, 9:30 AM 22,726 Views 30 Comments

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

Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours
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# BGEIBA

Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Nov 9th 2014, 6:30 PM 27,108 Views 20 Comments

Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.

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

Nov 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 6,144 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 4:00 PM 8,220 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2014, 12:15 PM 9,796 Views 10 Comments

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

Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel
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Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel

Jun 5th 2014, 9:37 AM 6,199 Views 14 Comments

She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship
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Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship

Dec 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 93 Views 5 Comments

“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.”

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

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

Jul 19th 2013, 5:47 PM 15,195 Views 40 Comments

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

Alan Shatter: Minister for Sex
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# Having The Ride

Alan Shatter: Minister for Sex

May 22nd 2013, 11:49 AM 3,372 Views 6 Comments

The follow up to “Laura”?

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

May 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 152 Views 20 Comments

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.

Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live
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Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live

Apr 3rd 2013, 4:03 PM 12,351 Views 31 Comments

The Scottish novelist said that he did not expect to live beyond a year.

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

Jan 15th 2013, 5:42 PM 2,219 Views 6 Comments

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

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list
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Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Nov 8th 2012, 4:27 PM 10,665 Views 16 Comments

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”.

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?
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Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?

Oct 13th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,645 Views 21 Comments

Go on, give it a go…

Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel?
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# Perfect Opening Line

Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel?

Aug 14th 2012, 10:52 AM 15,677 Views 19 Comments

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?
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# Work Can Wait

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

May 23rd 2012, 2:24 PM 2,935 Views 9 Comments

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

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow
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# James Joyce

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

Dec 31st 2011, 12:43 PM 6,806 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Bookworm

David Cameron chooses Irish novel Skippy Dies as his summer read

Aug 4th 2011, 10:15 PM 1,106 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Literature

Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction

Jun 9th 2011, 12:53 PM 371 Views 1 Comment

Twenty-five-year-old Serbian-American Téa Obreht beat off competition from the favourite, Irish writer Emma Donoghue.