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# Writing

Last year
These are 10 of the best Irish novels of 2023
'That is an urban myth': John Boyne claims he never had a spat with Auschwitz memorial museum
All time
Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022
Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'
Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'
Rosaleen McDonagh
The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced
The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives
Roisin Kiberd
'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
Rónán Hession
The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem
Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
Vincent Woods
Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'
These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Kieran Shannon - is out now
Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist
Caroline B Heafey
'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel
Antony Farrell
A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'
Lisa McInerney
Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder
'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read
Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'
Sam Blake
Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas
Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'
Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'
Clare Daly
British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'
'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'
This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl
An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'
Kevin Barry
Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting
These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year
Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel