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# books - Monday 23 May, 2022

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Mon 9:56 AM 29,906 Views 45 Comments

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.

# books - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 29th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,166 Views 0 Comments

From history to photography.

# books - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
# Irish Reads
# Irish Reads

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,553 Views 5 Comments

Here are the books to look out for next year.

# books - Friday 24 December, 2021

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
# Reading
# Reading

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,655 Views 17 Comments

Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.

# books - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'

Nov 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,920 Views 6 Comments

Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.

# books - Friday 29 October, 2021

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?

Oct 29th 2021, 5:00 PM 6,964 Views 0 Comments

Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.

# books - Saturday 23 October, 2021

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,829 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

# books - Friday 22 October, 2021

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now
# Booked
From The42
# Booked

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now

Updated Oct 22nd 2021, 1:21 PM 5,870 Views 1 Comment

Priced at €12, Behind the Lines contains 18 more great Irish sports stories from The42.

# books - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 21st 2021, 12:13 PM 9,119 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

# books - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

Oct 7th 2021, 9:40 AM 28,843 Views 50 Comments

The Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced today.

# books - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

Sep 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 28,858 Views 14 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

# books - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

‘Sally Rooney day’: Buzz in bookshops as author's much-anticipated new novel lands on shelves
# Hit The Books
# Hit The Books

‘Sally Rooney day’: Buzz in bookshops as author's much-anticipated new novel lands on shelves

Sep 7th 2021, 3:34 PM 18,137 Views 16 Comments

Rooney’s third novel Beautiful World, Where Are You is out today.

# books - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
# Novels
# Novels

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,654 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

# books - Thursday 25 March, 2021

One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Prize
# Prize

One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award

Mar 25th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,172 Views 0 Comments

Six books are on this year’s shortlist. Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

# books - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,760 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.

# books - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Books
# Books

Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award

Feb 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 11,774 Views 2 Comments

Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.

# books - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
# Beautiful World
# Beautiful World

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September

Jan 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 17,010 Views 12 Comments

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.

# books - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021
# Page Turners
# Page Turners

Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,707 Views 0 Comments

Memoir, biography, essays and more.

# books - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
# Publishing
# Publishing

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020

Jan 5th 2021, 5:11 PM 20,350 Views 25 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.

# books - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Irish books to watch out for in 2021
# Preview
# Preview

Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 25,399 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
# Imagination
# Imagination

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?

Dec 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 28,825 Views 17 Comments

The theme of the Toy Show was ‘the wonderful world of Roald Dahl’ – let’s take a closer look at that world.

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?

Dec 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 13,495 Views 37 Comments

We fill you in on what worked for us.

# books - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,596 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.

# books - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021

Dec 27th 2020, 8:30 PM 27,965 Views 3 Comments

From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.

# books - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
# Books
# Books

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,953 Views 5 Comments

Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.

# books - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Nov 29th 2020, 7:45 AM 4,839 Views 1 Comment

‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.

# books - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,837 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in

Nov 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,395 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in TheJournal.ie’s sponsored category.

# books - Monday 23 November, 2020

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
# Bedtime Stories
# Bedtime Stories

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:06 PM 8,207 Views 4 Comments

There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.

# books - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 64,199 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

# books - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 20th 2020, 2:33 PM 14,108 Views 2 Comments

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

# books - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 29th 2020, 3:46 PM 8,085 Views 0 Comments

David Walsh’s The Russian Affair is among the contenders for the big prize.

# books - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:35 AM 21,921 Views 21 Comments

Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?

# books - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules
# John Bolton
# John Bolton

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules

Jun 20th 2020, 5:16 PM 24,261 Views 72 Comments

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

# books - Friday 29 May, 2020

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
# Bookworms
# Bookworms

Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown

May 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,305 Views 4 Comments

Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.

# books - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
# The Ickabog
# The Ickabog

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

May 26th 2020, 11:01 PM 22,434 Views 24 Comments

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

# books - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?

May 24th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,204 Views 36 Comments

Have your say.

# books - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books

Mar 28th 2020, 9:30 AM 6,270 Views 5 Comments

We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.

# books - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,290 Views 81 Comments

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

# books - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?

Mar 19th 2020, 9:09 AM 19,414 Views 41 Comments

People working from home or self-isolating may find they have more time on their hands than usual.

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