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#Books

# books - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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

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

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

# books - Monday 2 December, 2013

From Business ETC Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones Prime Air

Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones

The drones, called Prime Air vehicles, will be as common as mail trucks, according to Amazon.

# books - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.

# books - Monday 18 November, 2013

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.

# books - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From Business ETC Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’ Copyright

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

# books - Monday 11 November, 2013

Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books – is yours in there?

Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?

From The Daily Edge What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men? Got

# books - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Definitive proof that everything is better with googly eyes Wide Eyed

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.

# books - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From Business ETC Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

# books - Sunday 13 October, 2013

100 years of reading: Rathmines library Library This post contains images

100 years of reading: Rathmines library

The library, built in 1913, has hosted the likes of Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington. (And it was also an air raid shelter).

# books - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

# books - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

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

From The Score The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Well Read

The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in late November.

From The Daily Edge Ron Burgundy has a book, and here’s the cover Anchorman

Ron Burgundy has a book, and here’s the cover

The book description is every bit as good as you’d expect.

From The Daily Edge Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out Dinorotica

Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

# books - Friday 13 September, 2013

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed… Books This post contains a poll

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed…

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

# 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 5 June, 2013

8 books that MADE your childhood

You wouldn’t have minded doing that book report on these stories.

# 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 This post contains videos

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 This post contains videos

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

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