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# Novels

This week
29th January 2023 - 2nd February 2023
# Books
Three Irish novels among 70 books nominated for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award
The winner will be announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy on 25 May 2023.
Last year
2022
# Literature
Four Irish novels longlisted by libraries for prestigious Dublin Literary Award
The award carries a €100,000 prize for the winner.
All time
Voices
Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.
# read this
These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
It’s going to be a jam-packed year.
# Awards
Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.
# 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.
# Novels
These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.
# 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.
# 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.
# page turners
These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.
# 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.
# 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.
# 2Kill2Mockingbird
There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird
It will be called Go Set A Watchman.
# unwritten
Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book
Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Voices
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.
# 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.
# write on
Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids
The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# good man terry
9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend
Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.
# i wrote this
9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities
Shakespeare, watch out.
# Not Ok
8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year
The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.
# Dilemmas
10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists
How to kill an alien crystal entity? Can you help?
# 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?
# Adaptation
Eight of the best film adaptations ever made
Some of Hollywood’s better recent attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen.
# Adaptation
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…
# 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.
# Booker Prize
Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist
Gallery: Check out the final six in the running for this year’s Man Booker.
# Summer Reads
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.