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From TheJournal.ie 'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?' Dita Kraus

'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.

From TheJournal.ie These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020 Read This

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

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

From The42 Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring  Kieran Shannon - is out now Sports Writing

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Kieran Shannon - is out now

The much-respected journalist and author joins Gavin Cooney.

From TheJournal.ie Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist Ireland

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist

Macardle was a friend of Éamon de Valera, and he wrote the foreword to her book The Irish Republic.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene' EXTRACT

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

From TheJournal.ie Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder Emily Ruskovich

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

From TheJournal.ie 'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read Treatment

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism' Opinion

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas The Negotiators

Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas

The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.

From TheJournal.ie Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you? Turn The Page
From TheJournal.ie These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival Lit Festival

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

We talked to them about how they did it.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me' Bgeibas

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'

The author of I Found My Tribe, who is married to the late Simon Fitzmaurice, is nominated for an Irish Book Award.

From TheJournal.ie Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer' Read Me

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

From TheJournal.ie British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

From TheJournal.ie 'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot' Ross O'Carroll Kelly

'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

From TheJournal.ie 'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus' Writing

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

From TheJournal.ie This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl Stuart Neville

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

From TheJournal.ie 'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world' A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am' EXTRACT

Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'

The award-winning Irish writer tells us about his apprenticeship, and his journey from journalist to author.

From The42 Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

From TheJournal.ie These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year Smut

These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year

Last year’s winner was former Smiths frontman Morrissey.

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.

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel RIP

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16 Get Writing

Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16

We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.

From The42 How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read
From TheJournal.ie Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award List Of The Worst

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

From TheJournal.ie This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers Patrick Lafcadio Hearn

This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers

He’s not a household name here – but he is in Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore Long Gaze Back

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes RIP

'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes

The best-selling British author had breast cancer.

From The42 Falling in love with sport and Baggio's nicks: it's the week's best writing Media
From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish people struggle with reading - but hide it Open Door

Thousands of Irish people struggle with reading - but hide it

A new project aims at helping them – all thanks to author Patricia Scanlan.

From TheJournal.ie This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

From TheJournal.ie This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years Way With Words

This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

It was a unanimous choice.

From TheJournal.ie Want to start writing in 2015? Here are five steps to help you begin Pen To Paper
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