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# Literature

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Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel
She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.
Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author
Miguel de Cervantes died in poverty on 22 April, 1616.
Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died
The Colombian writer was 87.
Meet the Kerry author chosen to take part in Twitter's literary festival
The Twitter Fiction Festival has 52 authors telling their own original stories within the restrictions of 140 characters.
Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?
It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.
Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry
Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.
J.K Rowling says that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together
We say NAY.
'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading
The book and wearable vest uses sensors and can trigger feedback based on the protagonist’s emotional or physical state.
Here's what you'll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014
Looking for new books, music, films and TV shows this year? We’ve got you covered.
Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship
“The book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses… Death takes away a lot of things, but it can’t ever take away our stories.”
John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards
The Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of previous winners John McGahern, Seamus Heaney and Edna O’Brien.
Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees
The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards nominations feature a number of recognisable names.
Irish author Colum McCann’s moving ode to Robbie Keane
The Dubliner’s work featured on the latest episode of MLS Insider.
Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is due to pick up a prize of US $1.2 million.
Eleanor Catton becomes the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize
The 28-year-old New Zealander won the fiction award for her 832-page murder mystery The Luminaries.
Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, doesn't answer her phone
The 82-year-old Canadian has become just the 13th woman to win the prize in 112 years.
Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66
The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.
Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed...
This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013′s book.
Literary history of Dublin brought to life with new Storymap app
The map was officially launched yesterday evening, and includes poets and writers both new and well-known.
In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney
Heaney, a Derry native, had called Dublin his home for the past number of decades.
The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.
Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74
The Nobel laureate recently suffered from ill health, and was reported have collapsed earlier this week.
JD Salinger may publish five more books despite his death in 2010
The reclusive author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ last published in 1965 but a documentary has claimed he left detailed instructions for his estate to publish five more books between 2015 and 2020.
Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media
Writers from the days of print-only publications are still running to catch up with digital revolution, which has levelled the playing field and created almost-boundless opportunities for those with ambition, writes Stephen Downes.
Truly terrifying - horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year
Does that mean we’re old? SCREAM.
Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist
This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.
Beckett manuscript sells for €1.1 million
The 800 page working manuscript is of the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s first major novel ‘Murphy’.
Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane wins the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
Kevin Barry is the third Irish author to win the coveted €100,000 literary prize, taking up good company with previous winners Colm Tóibín and Colum McCann
Original manuscript of Samuel Beckett's first novel for sale
The handwritten rough draft of the modernist writer’s first novel – described as “one of the most important 20th century working manuscripts” – is expected to fetch up to €1.4 million.
Ireland's Kevin Barry up for €100k literary award
Other nominees include Michel Houellebecq, Haruki Murakami and Andrew Miller.
Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live
The Scottish novelist said that he did not expect to live beyond a year.
Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time
Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.
Want to be a writer? New programme urges people to put pen to paper
Three successful Irish authors will offer tips to budding writers through YouTube videos as part of the new National Emerging Writer Programme.
Irish ads of yore that we don't mind at all
There are no ads on RTÉ today… but if there were, we wouldn’t be charmed if they were like these ones from the turn of the 19th century.
8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year
The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.
Eight Irish writers on longlist for Impac book award
Let’s not get too excited though – there’s 154 books in total on the longlist for the world’s most valuable literary prize.
Hilary Mantel wins Booker Prize for second time
Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize for her book Bring Up the Bodies, beating off competition from Will Self.
Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?
Go on, give it a go…
The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.
Mo Yan of China wins Nobel Literature Prize
China’s Mo Yan has won the Nobel Literature Prize.