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# novels - Sunday 29 December, 2019

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
# Read This
# Read This

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

Dec 29th 2019, 1:30 PM 24,760 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

# novels - Monday 11 November, 2019

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
# Awards
# Awards

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000

Nov 11th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,460 Views 7 Comments

A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.

# novels - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story
# Heather Morris
# Heather Morris

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

Nov 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,000 Views 17 Comments

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

# novels - Monday 6 November, 2017

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
# Novels
# Novels

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Nov 6th 2017, 3:07 PM 11,030 Views 10 Comments

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

# novels - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book
# Echoland
# Echoland

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:01 AM 10,290 Views 7 Comments

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

# novels - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
# Killer Instinct
# Killer Instinct

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

Oct 2nd 2016, 12:30 PM 14,685 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.

# novels - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council
# Page Turners
# Page Turners

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Apr 12th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,882 Views 11 Comments

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

# novels - Monday 9 November, 2015

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize
# Literary
# Literary

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize

Nov 9th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,472 Views 13 Comments

160 books were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide.

# novels - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize
# Still Time
# Still Time

10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize

Apr 15th 2015, 12:01 AM 14,527 Views 19 Comments

This year is the 20th anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

# novels - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird
# 2Kill2Mockingbird
# 2Kill2Mockingbird

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:49 PM 14,690 Views 32 Comments

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

# novels - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book
# Unwritten
From The Daily Edge
# Unwritten

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book

May 8th 2014, 6:21 PM 1,384 Views 5 Comments

Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

# novels - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?
# Flight Of Fancy
# Flight Of Fancy

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

Mar 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 27,851 Views 102 Comments

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.

# novels - Friday 13 December, 2013

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'
# James Bombed
# James Bombed

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

Dec 13th 2013, 10:22 PM 21,043 Views 29 Comments

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

# novels - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids
# Write On
From The Daily Edge
# Write On

Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

Dec 10th 2013, 1:51 PM 9,274 Views 17 Comments

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

# novels - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

Oct 2nd 2013, 3:52 PM 11,764 Views 41 Comments

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

# novels - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Sep 10th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,057 Views 21 Comments

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

# novels - Friday 16 August, 2013

Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving
# True Romance
From The Daily Edge
# True Romance

Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving

Aug 16th 2013, 9:23 AM 2,515 Views 2 Comments

Sometimes a trending topic brings out the best in people.

# novels - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist
# Man Booker Prize
# Man Booker Prize

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

Jul 23rd 2013, 12:47 PM 7,375 Views 19 Comments

This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.

# novels - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 576 Views 31 Comments

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

# novels - Sunday 28 April, 2013

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend
# Good Man Terry
From The Daily Edge
# Good Man Terry

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Apr 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 14,048 Views 30 Comments

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

# novels - Sunday 10 February, 2013

9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities
# I Wrote This
# I Wrote This

9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities

Feb 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,329 Views 5 Comments

Shakespeare, watch out.

# novels - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year
# Not Ok
From The Daily Edge
# Not Ok

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year

Nov 21st 2012, 11:05 AM 22,418 Views 19 Comments

The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.

# novels - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists
# Dilemmas
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemmas

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists

Nov 13th 2012, 1:46 PM 8,740 Views 16 Comments

How to kill an alien crystal entity? Can you help?

# novels - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?
# Your Shout
# Your Shout

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Jul 31st 2012, 12:00 PM 14,009 Views 19 Comments

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

# novels - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made
# Adaptation
From The Daily Edge
# Adaptation

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made

Jun 17th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,109 Views 50 Comments

Some of Hollywood’s better recent attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen.

# novels - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made
# Adaptation
From The Daily Edge
# Adaptation

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made

Jun 10th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,873 Views 35 Comments

Some of Hollywood’s most recent disastrous attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen…

# novels - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released
# Book Awards
# Book Awards

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released

Oct 20th 2011, 7:12 PM 614 Views 2 Comments

The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.

# novels - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist
# Booker Prize
From The Daily Edge
# Booker Prize

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist

Sep 6th 2011, 7:56 PM 453 Views 11 Comments

Gallery: Check out the final six in the running for this year’s Man Booker.

# novels - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Irish are among Europe's most bookish
# Summer Reads
From The Daily Edge
# Summer Reads

Irish are among Europe's most bookish

Jul 28th 2011, 3:15 PM 833 Views 1 Comment

Irish people on holidays read an average of 2.4 books during a two week break – making them the most prolific readers in Europe, save the British.