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These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
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These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

Dec 29th 2019, 1:30 PM 25,039 Views 4 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
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Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000

Nov 11th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,460 Views 7 Comments

A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story
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'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 22,050 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2017, 3:07 PM 11,030 Views 10 Comments

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:01 AM 10,323 Views 7 Comments

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

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
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Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

Oct 2nd 2016, 12:30 PM 14,705 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,884 Views 11 Comments

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

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

Nov 9th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,472 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2015, 12:01 AM 14,529 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:49 PM 14,694 Views 32 Comments

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book
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# Unwritten

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book

May 8th 2014, 6:21 PM 1,384 Views 5 Comments

Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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

Mar 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 28,301 Views 102 Comments

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.

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

Dec 13th 2013, 10:22 PM 21,055 Views 29 Comments

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
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# Write On

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

Dec 10th 2013, 1:51 PM 9,278 Views 17 Comments

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66
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Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

Oct 2nd 2013, 3:52 PM 11,768 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,066 Views 21 Comments

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
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# True Romance

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

Aug 16th 2013, 9:23 AM 2,519 Views 2 Comments

Sometimes a trending topic brings out the best in people.

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist
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Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

Jul 23rd 2013, 12:47 PM 7,376 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 595 Views 31 Comments

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
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# Good Man Terry

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Apr 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 14,066 Views 30 Comments

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities
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9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities

Feb 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,331 Views 5 Comments

Shakespeare, watch out.

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year
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# Not Ok

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

Nov 21st 2012, 11:05 AM 22,438 Views 19 Comments

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

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists
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# Dilemmas

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists

Nov 13th 2012, 1:46 PM 8,742 Views 16 Comments

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

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?
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Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Jul 31st 2012, 12:00 PM 14,245 Views 19 Comments

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
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# Adaptation

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made

Jun 17th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,113 Views 50 Comments

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

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made
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# Adaptation

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made

Jun 10th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,889 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2011, 7:12 PM 618 Views 2 Comments

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

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist
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# Booker Prize

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist

Sep 6th 2011, 7:56 PM 456 Views 11 Comments

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

Irish are among Europe's most bookish
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# Summer Reads

Irish are among Europe's most bookish

Jul 28th 2011, 3:15 PM 840 Views 1 Comment

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.