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# author - Friday 20 August, 2021

The Worst Witch author Jill Murphy dies aged 72
# RIP
# RIP

The Worst Witch author Jill Murphy dies aged 72

Aug 20th 2021, 6:48 PM 21,723 Views 4 Comments

The writer was also well known for her Large Family series and her picture books.

# author - Sunday 6 June, 2021

The Irish Read: A short story from Philip Ó Ceallaigh's new collection, Trouble
# Short Story
# Short Story

The Irish Read: A short story from Philip Ó Ceallaigh's new collection, Trouble

Jun 6th 2021, 10:00 AM 6,286 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

# author - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
# Novels
# Novels

Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book

Apr 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,627 Views 4 Comments

Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.

# author - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'
# Interview
# Interview

Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'

Oct 13th 2020, 8:00 PM 13,121 Views 6 Comments

In his new novel, two old friends meet up for a pint in Dublin city centre – and discover new things about each other’s lives.

# author - Thursday 20 August, 2020

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 34,156 Views 10 Comments

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

# author - Saturday 25 July, 2020

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results
# Curtis Sittenfeld
# Curtis Sittenfeld

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results

Jul 25th 2020, 10:30 AM 20,203 Views 39 Comments

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

# author - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'
# My Dark Vanessa
# My Dark Vanessa

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

Mar 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 11,865 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

# author - Sunday 8 March, 2020

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 39,908 Views 1 Comment

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

# author - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
# Interview
# Interview

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

Feb 19th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,383 Views 10 Comments

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

# author - 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 25,027 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

# author - Monday 25 November, 2019

Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit
# Child Of Mine
# Child Of Mine

Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit

Nov 25th 2019, 8:17 AM 44,278 Views 57 Comments

The novelist says he is “not a huge fan of Britain”.

# author - Saturday 31 August, 2019

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely
# Short Story
# Short Story

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 11,974 Views 2 Comments

Kiely would have been 100 on 15 August of this year. Born in Dromore, he had a long and prolific writing career.

# author - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'
# Upheaval
# Upheaval

Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'

Jun 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 33,607 Views 42 Comments

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Jared Diamond talks about how countries recover – or don’t – from massive crises.

# author - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

May 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,322 Views 143 Comments

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

# author - Sunday 5 May, 2019

The Rebellion against Modern Football: Conifa, unrecognised nations and celebrating the grassroots
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The Rebellion against Modern Football: Conifa, unrecognised nations and celebrating the grassroots

May 5th 2019, 10:00 AM 14,428 Views 14 Comments

The42 speaks to James Hendicott, author of CONIFA: Football for the Forgotten, about his new book.

# author - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Oct 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,191 Views 3 Comments

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

# author - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Author John Boyne on the night he took 'too many pills' after break-up
# Cry For Help
# Cry For Help

Author John Boyne on the night he took 'too many pills' after break-up

Aug 11th 2018, 4:26 PM 32,328 Views 8 Comments

The Irish author opened up about the night he almost took his own life after the breakdown of his marriage.

# author - Sunday 8 July, 2018

This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame
# The Cruelty Men
# The Cruelty Men

This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame

Jul 8th 2018, 9:00 PM 24,024 Views 55 Comments

The novel, by Emer Martin, explores the fate of one Irish family.

# author - Monday 25 June, 2018

Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
# Author
# Author

Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content

Jun 25th 2018, 10:45 PM 41,056 Views 115 Comments

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

# author - Saturday 16 June, 2018

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce

Jun 16th 2018, 8:30 AM 7,258 Views 3 Comments

Meet Dublin’s go-to James Joyce lookalike.

# author - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'
# Heartland
# Heartland

Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'

Apr 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 13,695 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to the critically-acclaimed Irish author of books like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto about his latest novel, Heartland.

# author - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer
# RIP
# RIP

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer

Mar 7th 2018, 4:48 PM 39,450 Views 7 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.

# author - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis
# Emma Hannigan
# Emma Hannigan

Writers join together to push Irish author's new book to top spot after terminal diagnosis

Feb 20th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,035 Views 8 Comments

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan announced on Friday that her breast cancer is now terminal.

# author - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'There were people approaching me in book signings saying you jinxed us'
# Author
From The42
# Author

'There were people approaching me in book signings saying you jinxed us'

Dec 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 6,026 Views 3 Comments

Guillem Balague chats to The42 about his new book inside Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.

# author - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

Nov 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 10,924 Views 2 Comments

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

# author - Friday 27 October, 2017

Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43
# RIP
# RIP

Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43

Oct 27th 2017, 4:14 PM 38,092 Views 9 Comments

The funeral mass for Fitzmaurice will take place in Greystones tomorrow afternoon.

# author - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

John Banville: 'Many people regard me as a misogynist. I am the opposite of a misogynist'
# Interview
# Interview

John Banville: 'Many people regard me as a misogynist. I am the opposite of a misogynist'

Oct 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 16,712 Views 52 Comments

Considered one of Ireland’s greatest writers, he has penned what he says is a feminist sequel to Henry James’ novel The Portrait of A Lady.

# author - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former IRA informer Sean O'Callaghan dies in Jamaica
# Garda Informer
# Garda Informer

Former IRA informer Sean O'Callaghan dies in Jamaica

Aug 24th 2017, 6:39 PM 39,591 Views 126 Comments

O’Callaghan worked as a garda informer from within the provisional IRA during the 1980s.

# author - Sunday 30 July, 2017

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl
# Stuart Neville
# Stuart Neville

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

Jul 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 11,794 Views 8 Comments

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

# author - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award
# José Eduardo Agualusa
# José Eduardo Agualusa

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award

Jun 21st 2017, 12:00 PM 10,319 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.

# author - Friday 12 May, 2017

A Harry Potter prequel handwritten by JK Rowling has been stolen
# Home Burglary
# Home Burglary

A Harry Potter prequel handwritten by JK Rowling has been stolen

May 12th 2017, 12:28 PM 14,560 Views 28 Comments

Author JK Rowling has appealed to Harry Potter fans and the public to help return it.

# author - Sunday 7 May, 2017

"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"
# Skintown
# Skintown

"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"

May 7th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,879 Views 41 Comments

Actor Ciaran McMenamin’s debut novel is inspired by his youth growing up in Enniskillen during the Troubles

# author - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Author behind heartbreaking Modern Love essay dies aged 51
# Cancer
# Cancer

Author behind heartbreaking Modern Love essay dies aged 51

Mar 14th 2017, 4:04 PM 21,812 Views 7 Comments

Amy Krouse Rosenthal had recently written about being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason.

# author - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
# A Dangerous Crossing
# A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Mar 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,563 Views 15 Comments

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# author - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'
# Sara Baume
# Sara Baume

'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'

Feb 26th 2017, 9:30 AM 24,373 Views 12 Comments

Writer Sara Baume tells us what inspired her second novel, about a young woman’s quarter-life crisis.

# author - Monday 2 January, 2017

Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Prodigious British author and art critic John Berger has died aged 90

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:51 PM 9,444 Views 11 Comments

Berger’s Ways of Seeing programme changed the face of art criticism.

# author - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96
# RIP
# RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Dec 27th 2016, 8:08 PM 8,987 Views 14 Comments

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

# author - Monday 21 November, 2016

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88
# RIP
# RIP

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88

Nov 21st 2016, 4:27 PM 9,723 Views 5 Comments

The author died at his home in Devon, England.

# author - Saturday 22 October, 2016

"It was a shock to the system": Cycling the Iron Curtain on a shopping bicycle
# Came In From The Cold
# Came In From The Cold

"It was a shock to the system": Cycling the Iron Curtain on a shopping bicycle

Oct 22nd 2016, 9:00 PM 14,700 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to Tim Moore about his journey.

# author - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
# Lady Marian
From The Daily Edge
# Lady Marian

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

Sep 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 7,161 Views 3 Comments

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

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