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From TheJournal.ie These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council Novels

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

From TheJournal.ie A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book Echoland

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

From TheJournal.ie Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now Killer Instinct

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council Page Turners

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

From TheJournal.ie These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize Literary

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize

160 books were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie 10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize Still Time

10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize

This year is the 20th anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

From TheJournal.ie There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird 2Kill2Mockingbird

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book

Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous? Flight Of Fancy

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

From TheJournal.ie James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor' James Bombed

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

From TheJournal.ie Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist Shortlist

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving True Romance

Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving

Sometimes a trending topic brings out the best in people.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist Man Booker Prize

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym? Opinion

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend Good Man Terry This post contains videos

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

From TheJournal.ie 9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities I Wrote This

9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities

Shakespeare, watch out.

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year Not Ok This post contains images

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year

The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists

How to kill an alien crystal entity? Can you help?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend? Your Shout

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made Adaptation This post contains videos

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made

Some of Hollywood’s better recent attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen.

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made Adaptation This post contains videos

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made

Some of Hollywood’s most recent disastrous attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen…

From TheJournal.ie Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released Book Awards

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released

The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist Booker Prize This post contains images

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist

Gallery: Check out the final six in the running for this year’s Man Booker.

Irish are among Europe's most bookish

Irish people on holidays read an average of 2.4 books during a two week break – making them the most prolific readers in Europe, save the British.