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# Books

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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.
One Irish author makes shortlist for €100k Dublin Literary Award
Six books are on this year’s shortlist. Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.
'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
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.
Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.
New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.
Non-fiction to watch out for in 2021
Memoir, biography, essays and more.
Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.
Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
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?
We fill you in on what worked for us.
The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.
Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.
'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.
Which of these 5 sports books will win the prestigious William Hill prize?
‘Born Fighter’ and ‘The Rodchenkov Affair’ are among the contenders.
'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
“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
Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in’s sponsored category.
6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.
'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
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.
Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
Once again, is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.
Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
David Walsh’s The Russian Affair is among the contenders for the big prize.
Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?
Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules
John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.
Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-books.
JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.
Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
Have your say.
Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
We’ve picked out a few good rugby reads and want to hear your recommendations.
Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?
Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
People working from home or self-isolating may find they have more time on their hands than usual.
'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.
Poll: How often do you read a book?
Research to mark World Book Day found that half of children and young people said they enjoyed reading either “very much” or “quite a lot”.
Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.
These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
It’s going to be a jam-packed year.
These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?
Let us know in the comments.
Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards
Here are this year’s winners.
Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.
Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.
'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.
'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.
'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller
When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.
Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.