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# Books

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Two Irish novels shortlisted for literary award worth €100,000
The award was launched on 7 April 1995 and is now in its 23rd year.
'Farming is what saved me, really' - Coming home to fight depression and deliver calves
“Life was really good for a time – until it wasn’t.”
7 things you'll recognise if the book pile beside your bed is your personal Everest
It’s mocking you.
Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.
17 upcoming books by women to read in 2018
Hup the gals.
9 books to read before they come out as movies in 2018
10 books that were essential reading for girls growing up in the 2000s
We learned so much.
Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
We want to know.
These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018
Here’s the definitive list.
Here are the books some of our favourite faces read and loved in 2017
Plus some picks of our own.
Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.
9 audiobooks narrated by celebrities to go on a nice long walk with
These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
We talked to them about how they did it.
Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017
The nominees for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards were announced today.
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.
8 new books to curl up with now it's turned awful cold
It has though, hasn’t it?
British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).
18 things that would happen if Pride and Prejudice was set in modern-day Ireland
Would it still be a classic? Maybe.
11 young adult novels that are well worth reading at any age
If you think YA is just for teens, you’re missing out.
Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.
'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?
10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books
It’s Roald Dahl Day!
'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls
Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.
How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
We talked to the book’s authors.
25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out
The best books by women authors this year.
From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'
The Irish-based Australian bestselling author tells us about how her own experience with emigration informed her new book.
Parents pay €275 per child on secondary school books
“August will be extremely stressful for me… I will lose sleep and I will worry,” one parent said.
Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year
The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.
Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections
Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.
What Percent Hermione Granger Are You?
You’ve got dirt on your nose by the way. Did you know? Just there.
12 lovely memories you will have if you grew up with Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 20 years old today. Can you believe it?
'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age
Independent Book Shop week starts today, celebrating the great and the good of the indie bookseller.
Tell us a book you like, and we'll recommend you one to read next
Re-stock that Kindle/teetering book pile.
A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)
*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.
11 twisty, suspenseful novels to read on your holidays
A few page-turners to eat up on your sun lounger.
Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books
We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.
A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book
Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.
11 juicy celebrity memoirs that are actually worth a read
Gossip hounds, get in here.
How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?
Jolly hockey sticks!
Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
We’ll tell you ours…