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Books

# books - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

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

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

# books - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Weird Wide Web: There’s a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# books - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 of the hardest things about being a book lover Read The Riot Act

13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.

# books - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Angry fans launch petition to change 50 Shades of Grey movie 50 Shades Of Upset

Angry fans launch petition to change 50 Shades of Grey movie

But producers are standing by their decision.

# books - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Lenny Abrahamson to direct film adaptation of bestselling novel Room

Emma Donoghue’s novel Room was nominated for the Man Booker prize and has sold more than two and a half million copies.

# books - Friday 23 August, 2013

From The Score Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction? Booked

Bill Shankly: how much of Red or Dead is fact and how much fiction?

Novelist David Peace shows different dimensions to the Liverpool managerial great amid some artistic licence.

# books - Saturday 17 August, 2013

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.

# books - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Truly terrifying – horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year I Got Chills

Truly terrifying – horror series Goosebumps turns 21 this year

Does that mean we’re old? SCREAM.

# books - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

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

# books - Monday 22 July, 2013

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

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.

# books - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is what the throne from Game of Thrones should actually look like My Dragons

This is what the throne from Game of Thrones should actually look like

HBO didn’t get it quite right. Stinger.

# books - Saturday 29 June, 2013

George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother

Countryside overrun by housing developments, commercialism and greed – the 1984 author is one to re-read.

# books - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Author Iain Banks dies months after revealing cancer battle RIP

Author Iain Banks dies months after revealing cancer battle

The author of books including the Wasp Factory had announced in April that he had advanced cancer.

# books - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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

# books - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Check out J.K. Rowling’s hand scrawled outline for Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter

# books - Monday 13 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Robert Pattinson hates Twilight, and here’s the hard evidence Happy Birthday Rob

Robert Pattinson hates Twilight, and here’s the hard evidence

It’s his birthday, and making you aware of this is our gift to him.

# books - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Did you know there was an Irish version of There’s Something About Mary? Mary Mary

# books - Friday 3 May, 2013

Dublin author Mary McCarthy dies following cancer battle

The author of five novels passed away last night following a year-long cancer battle which she wrote about for TheJournal.ie last year.

# books - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

# books - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 14 best things about settling in with a good book Alone Time

# books - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 books we’re all meant to have read but probably haven’t Books

Ireland’s Kevin Barry up for €100k literary award

Other nominees include Michel Houellebecq, Haruki Murakami and Andrew Miller.

# books - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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.

# books - Monday 25 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge How to improve any book in the world Blinded By A Bear

How to improve any book in the world

Simply add this subtitle.

# books - Friday 22 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 17 pulp fiction novels that were obviously must-reads Dead Sure This post contains images

17 pulp fiction novels that were obviously must-reads

They don’t make books like this anymore.

# books - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge PIC: Cats… ruining people’s lives since the 15th century Paws For Thought

PIC: Cats… ruining people’s lives since the 15th century

This is why they can’t have nice things.

# books - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Happy Birthday Judy Blume… here’s why you are a legend Tiger Eyes

Happy Birthday Judy Blume… here’s why you are a legend

Are you there God? It’s me, Emer

# books - Sunday 10 February, 2013

# books - Monday 28 January, 2013

From Business ETC Retail sales fell slightly in December – CSO Retail

Retail sales fell slightly in December – CSO

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

# books - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?

All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?

# books - Friday 4 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# books - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

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.

# books - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

From The Score Talking tactics: bringing new Gaelic football innovations to book Tactics

Talking tactics: bringing new Gaelic football innovations to book

Emmet Ryan reckoned he say a gap in the market – writing about football in a new way.

# books - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Open thread: what books are on your Christmas reading list?

Are you one of the 404,000 people who has already bought and read 50 Shades of Grey?

# books - Friday 23 November, 2012

Pictures: Winners of the Irish Book Awards 2012 Book Awards This post contains images

Pictures: Winners of the Irish Book Awards 2012

Award winners included, Katie Taylor, Edna O’ Brien, John Banville, Mary O’Rourke, Catherine Fulvio, and Maeve Binchy.

# books - Monday 12 November, 2012

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.

# books - Sunday 4 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 memories and 3 little-known facts about Roald Dahl Nostalgia

8 memories and 3 little-known facts about Roald Dahl

There’s a general consensus at TheDailyEdge.ie that The Twits were bloody terrifying.

# books - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Read Me: The Irish have not always been the victims of history

Joe O’Shea’s book throws light on the lesser-known bad boys of Irish antiquity, including one Kilkenny man who captured 12,000 slaves and launched 40 cross-Atlantic slave voyages in the early 18th century.

From The Daily Edge 8 memories and 2 little known facts about the Famous Five books Nostalgia

8 memories and 2 little known facts about the Famous Five books

Plus, discover the link between Enid Blyton and S Club 7.

# books - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 memories and 2 little known facts about Enid Blyton’s St Clare’s books Boarding School

8 memories and 2 little known facts about Enid Blyton’s St Clare’s books

Tinned sardines anyone? Lashings of ginger beer?