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Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives
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Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,458 Views 4 Comments

Writer Roisin Kiberd looks at the world of the internet – and the effect it has on our lives – in her new essay collection, The Disconnect. Here, she takes us through her early days online.

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
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'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,208 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
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The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,531 Views 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.

'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem
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'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem

Sep 20th 2020, 8:15 AM 43,567 Views 12 Comments

The Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa explores the life of the writer Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill in her lauded new book.

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
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Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,429 Views 7 Comments

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
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Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'

Mar 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 39,858 Views 1 Comment

The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 112,159 Views 64 Comments

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

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 24,895 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

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

Dec 4th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,013 Views 0 Comments

The much-respected journalist and author joins Gavin Cooney.

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

Nov 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 9,738 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 10,576 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 9:30 AM 10,967 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 21,195 Views 4 Comments

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

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

Apr 12th 2019, 8:44 AM 32,539 Views 14 Comments

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

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

Oct 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,186 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

Aug 7th 2018, 6:33 PM 26,577 Views 113 Comments

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

Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
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Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?

Dec 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 14,941 Views 20 Comments

We want to know.

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

Nov 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,960 Views 8 Comments

We talked to them about how they did it.

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

Nov 4th 2017, 9:45 AM 13,984 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Oct 30th 2017, 7:30 PM 21,474 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,417 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 10:00 AM 23,780 Views 49 Comments

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

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

Aug 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 37,250 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 11,786 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,480 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,556 Views 15 Comments

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

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
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Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,262 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2016, 8:15 PM 3,100 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2016, 8:30 AM 6,035 Views 1 Comment

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

These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year
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These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year

Nov 18th 2016, 10:45 AM 20,373 Views 28 Comments

Last year’s winner was former Smiths frontman Morrissey.

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 14,694 Views 8 Comments

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

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
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# Lady Marian

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

Sep 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 7,155 Views 3 Comments

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel
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Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Jul 3rd 2016, 12:50 PM 18,758 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Mar 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 17,735 Views 10 Comments

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

How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting
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How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting

Mar 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 6,792 Views 0 Comments

These articles will get you thinking.

JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK
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# Distraction

JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK

Jan 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 2,951 Views 0 Comments

Good to know.

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

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:05 PM 14,429 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 26,100 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,119 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2015, 2:02 PM 37,737 Views 47 Comments

The best-selling British author had breast cancer.

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