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Irish non-fiction to look forward to in 2022
From history to photography.
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Irish author's debut novel chosen as One Dublin One Book for 2021
Rónan Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul has been selected for the annual literary initiative.
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Book lovers - here's the international fiction to watch out for in 2021
From Irish to international authors, we have you covered.
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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.
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WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018
Six non-fiction books about everything from heritage to trailblazing women.
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COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day
Plus: Win one of three €100 eVouchers.
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One single library card will soon give you access to all the libraries in Ireland
The single library management system is the first of its kind in Europe.
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Unpublished Heaney poems feature in new anthology
The book features poetry and song lyrics about Dublin, but it’s not just for poetry buffs.
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Will Self and Hilary Mantel make Booker prize shortlist
The shortlist contains more new writers and debut novels than in previous years. Have you read any of them?