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# author - Sunday 21 August, 2022

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
# Queen Of Dirt Island
# Queen Of Dirt Island

'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel

Aug 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 21,139 Views 5 Comments

The author’s sixth novel is about the life of four generations of a Tipperary family.

# author - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Author: 'I knew those neo-Nazi classmates were living in a sort of oblivion of meaninglessness'
# Smalltown America
# Smalltown America

Author: 'I knew those neo-Nazi classmates were living in a sort of oblivion of meaninglessness'

Aug 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,740 Views 8 Comments

Conner Habib has now made Ireland his home. But here, he recalls his youth in Pennsylvania, and how it fed into the writing of his debut novel.

# author - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'
# Author
# Author

Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 3:40 PM 28,582 Views 0 Comments

The man accused of stabbing the author yesterday pleaded not guilty.

# author - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband
# Murder She Wrote
# Murder She Wrote

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband

May 26th 2022, 8:34 AM 28,511 Views 0 Comments

The author of “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover,” had been struggling financially before she shot her husband twice.

# author - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: I look back at the surgery and trauma and ask myself - how did I get through it all?

May 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 44,418 Views 0 Comments

Growing up, Marguerite Penrose had various labels placed on her: Black, born in a mother and baby home, disabled. Here, she writes about her journey to be herself.

# author - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault

Apr 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 31,847 Views 20 Comments

Author Catherine Prasifka reflects on what growing up has taught her about how society treats teenage girls.

# author - Friday 11 February, 2022

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'

Feb 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 16,988 Views 0 Comments

Author Eithne Shortall on how the habits of young children and phones inspired her latest novel.

# author - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to author and journalist Colm Keane, who has died aged 70

Updated Jan 22nd 2022, 3:12 PM 74,980 Views 13 Comments

He was the author of 29 books and produced several documentaries.

# author - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her
# Memoir
# Memoir

Author Alice Sebold apologises to man wrongly jailed for raping her

Dec 1st 2021, 10:31 AM 45,455 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Broadwater’s conviction was overturned last week after a re-examination of the case found serious flaws in the prosecution.

# author - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

Sep 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 28,886 Views 14 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

# 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 21,790 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 6,632 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 13,676 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 13,434 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 34,486 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 20,268 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 11,904 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 40,153 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 18,465 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 25,124 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 44,437 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 12,562 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 33,645 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 17,452 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 14,450 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 7,220 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 32,420 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 24,074 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 41,079 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 7,516 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 13,997 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 39,495 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 27,060 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 6,038 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 11,049 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 38,138 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 16,880 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 39,728 Views 125 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 11,815 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 10,355 Views 2 Comments

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

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