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# Authors

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# comfort reads
The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.
# read this
These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
It’s going to be a jam-packed year.
# omgwaca
How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
We talked to the book’s authors.
# roalddahlday
13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember
Happy Roald Dahl day.
# a novel idea
Could you write a book? These 11 and 12-year-olds have
It’s for sale on Amazon and all the money will go to charity.
# books are my bag
Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?
If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.
# winners
Irish Book Award winners: Roddy Doyle, Darina Allen, David Walsh and Fintan O'Toole
Some of Ireland’s top writers gathered tonight to award some of the nation’s best works.
# the catcher in the rye
JD Salinger may publish five more books despite his death in 2010
The reclusive author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ last published in 1965 but a documentary has claimed he left detailed instructions for his estate to publish five more books between 2015 and 2020.
# Man Booker Prize
Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist
This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.
# Write Stuff
Dublin Writers Festival "getting bigger and bigger"
54 writers from around the world will take part in the festival from June 4-10, in venues across Dublin from Liberty Hall to the Gate Theatre, among others.
# Reading
Events being held across Ireland to celebrate World Book Day
Are you reading?
# Facepalm
Prepare to cringe: US author wins the Bad Sex in Fiction Award - and it's bad
How bad can sex writing be? Pretty bad, judging by this year’s entries to the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
# Booker Prize
Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist
Gallery: Check out the final six in the running for this year’s Man Booker.