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# literature - This year 2022

Donal Fallon: The Castle, the intrigue and the Italians - welcome to old Dublin's Ship Street
# Three Castles Burning
# Three Castles Burning

Donal Fallon: The Castle, the intrigue and the Italians - welcome to old Dublin's Ship Street

Oct 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 17,611 Views 2 Comments

One of Dublin’s most intriguing locations is examined by the historian.

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize
# Literature
# Literature

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize

Oct 17th 2022, 10:06 PM 8,668 Views 1 Comment

The winner was announced in a ceremony that was broadcast this evening.

Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2022
# Literature
# Literature

Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2022

Oct 6th 2022, 12:23 PM 7,760 Views 1 Comment

The French author has written about her life across a series of highly acclaimed memoirs.

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,748 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
# Queen Of Dirt Island
# Queen Of Dirt Island

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel

Aug 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 21,304 Views 5 Comments

The author’s sixth novel is about the life of four generations of a Tipperary family.

Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'
# Author
# Author

Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 3:40 PM 28,605 Views 0 Comments

The man accused of stabbing the author yesterday pleaded not guilty.

Four Irish novels longlisted by libraries for prestigious Dublin Literary Award
# Literature
# Literature

Four Irish novels longlisted by libraries for prestigious Dublin Literary Award

Jan 31st 2022, 3:31 PM 15,284 Views 3 Comments

The award carries a €100,000 prize for the winner.

# literature - Last year 2021

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
# Young Writers
# Young Writers

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,890 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
# Surviving In A Pandemic
# Surviving In A Pandemic

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat

Jun 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,335 Views 14 Comments

Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.

New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London
# Country Girl
# Country Girl

New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London

Jun 11th 2021, 5:56 PM 8,884 Views 5 Comments

Artist Colin Davidson, who has also painted portraits of Seamus Heaney and Michael D Higgins, created the artwork.

# literature - All time

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
# Poetry
# Poetry

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,855 Views 3 Comments

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
# Literature
# Literature

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 36,287 Views 56 Comments

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'
# Strange Flowers
# Strange Flowers

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'

Aug 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 34,516 Views 10 Comments

The Irish author speaks to us on the release of his new novel, Strange Flowers.

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

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 40,189 Views 1 Comment

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

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?
# Dubliner
# Dubliner

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?

Oct 15th 2019, 9:27 AM 27,058 Views 54 Comments

The repatriation would be ahead of the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
# Booker Prize
# Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,177 Views 11 Comments

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
# Peter Handke
# Peter Handke

'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender

Oct 11th 2019, 9:10 AM 27,912 Views 28 Comments

Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
# Swedish Academy
# Swedish Academy

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 8,737 Views 1 Comment

Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
# Booker Prize
# Booker Prize

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:52 PM 23,566 Views 2 Comments

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

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

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 21,275 Views 4 Comments

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
# Voices
# Voices

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,219 Views 16 Comments

Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.

John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article
# Literature
# Literature

John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article

Apr 17th 2019, 6:12 PM 34,759 Views 73 Comments

‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.

'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award
# James Frey
# James Frey

'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award

Dec 4th 2018, 10:05 AM 12,046 Views 14 Comments

The annual prize draws attention to poorly written passages of sexual descriptions in fiction.

Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
# Books
# Books

Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Jul 24th 2018, 7:36 AM 21,627 Views 17 Comments

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,375 Views 7 Comments

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Winner
# Winner

Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award

Jun 13th 2018, 12:02 PM 11,726 Views 7 Comments

McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

May 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 9,590 Views 24 Comments

This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.

'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE
# Honoured
# Honoured

'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE

Apr 10th 2018, 1:37 PM 15,691 Views 13 Comments

The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

This man will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years
# Literature
# Literature

This man will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

Feb 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 15,703 Views 15 Comments

Sebastian Barry has been chosen as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021.

Want to tell everyone a hidden story about Ireland? Here's your chance
# Stories From The City
# Stories From The City

Want to tell everyone a hidden story about Ireland? Here's your chance

Feb 1st 2018, 7:20 PM 11,229 Views 26 Comments

The International Literature Festival Dublin is looking for people to share a story connected to writing – and they’ll help bring it to the stage.

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers
# I Will Arise And Go Now
# I Will Arise And Go Now

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

Jan 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,777 Views 34 Comments

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award
# Costa Book Awards
# Costa Book Awards

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:41 AM 11,368 Views 5 Comments

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

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

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

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,441 Views 8 Comments

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

A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)
# Beren And Lúthien
# Beren And Lúthien

A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 18,025 Views 28 Comments

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'
# Herstory
# Herstory

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'

May 21st 2017, 3:30 PM 334 Views 44 Comments

If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.

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

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,615 Views 5 Comments

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

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
# Mr Tambourine Man
# Mr Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

Apr 2nd 2017, 11:20 AM 12,199 Views 23 Comments

The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help
# Books Books Books
# Books Books Books

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help

Dec 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,903 Views 13 Comments

We have recommendations galore.

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

Oct 29th 2016, 8:10 AM 26,256 Views 41 Comments

The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
# Dracula Does Dublin
# Dracula Does Dublin

The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror

Oct 26th 2016, 8:45 PM 2,221 Views 9 Comments

Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.

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