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#Fiction

# fiction - Yesterday’s News

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'

The historical novelist spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new novel, The Second Sleep.

# fiction - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

# fiction - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'Can you imagine how horrific that must be?': Ex-IRA man pens book about tiger robberies

Richard O’Rawe was one of the H-block Blanketmen during the Troubles, and has written previously about the life of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.

# fiction - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.

# fiction - Thursday 8 February, 2018

This man will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

Sebastian Barry has been chosen as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021.

# fiction - Friday 1 December, 2017

Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to an outstandingly bad sex scene description in an otherwise good novel.

# fiction - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane

The Broken Spiral, an anthology of short stories which will raise funds for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

# fiction - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Irish writers are pushing boundaries with books featuring abortion and marriage break-ups

We talked to authors and people in the trade about how commercial fiction is tackling tough issues.

# fiction - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

# fiction - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees Turned Off

# fiction - Monday 9 November, 2015

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize

160 books were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide.

# fiction - Friday 19 June, 2015

Mr. Holmes shows human nature is the biggest mystery of all

Revisiting and exploring classic stories might seem a cynical exercise steeped in nostalgia, but it does allow for reflection and analysis.

# fiction - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Martin takes aim at 'Enda the Fireman', says Taoiseach 'promoting a fairytale'

In a blistering attack on Fine Gael, Micheál Martin said their party conference “may well have set a world record for the amount of arrogant self-praise”.

# fiction - Thursday 29 January, 2015

This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

It was a unanimous choice.

# fiction - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.

# fiction - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Is this woman the best Irish writer you've never heard of?

Maeve Brennan wrote incredible short stories and essays. A new play explores her work and legacy.

# fiction - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Irish author Eimear McBride wins £30,000 Baileys Prize for her debut novel

She spent more than a decade trying to get it published – and now it’s won one of the biggest prizes in literature.

# fiction - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

# fiction - Friday 13 December, 2013

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

# fiction - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge US retailer says sorry for labelling the Bible 'fiction' Oh God Sorry

US retailer says sorry for labelling the Bible 'fiction'

Costco was very apologetic after a pastor spotted the label.

# fiction - Saturday 13 July, 2013

7 foods that are good for you (despite their bad reputation)

A nutrition consultant weighs in on fried foods, soy, wheat and eggs.

# fiction - 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.

# fiction - 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.

# fiction - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year Not Ok This post contains images

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year

The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.

# fiction - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.

# fiction - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel? Perfect Opening Line

Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel?

A US university has announced the winner of a contest to find the worst-possible opening sentence to a novel. Warning: it’s pretty bad.

# fiction - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

# fiction - Friday 13 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge JK Rowling's adult book: What's it all about? After Harry

JK Rowling's adult book: What's it all about?

It may lack wizard, witches and spells but the new title has booksellers excited.

# fiction - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Prepare to cringe: US author wins the Bad Sex in Fiction Award - and it's bad 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.

# fiction - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released

The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.

# fiction - Thursday 9 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction Literature

Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction

Twenty-five-year-old Serbian-American Téa Obreht beat off competition from the favourite, Irish writer Emma Donoghue.

# fiction - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men

The annual Orange Prize for fiction by a woman will be awarded tonight. But why shouldn’t female artists compete with the boys, asks Eleanor Fitzsimons.

# fiction - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Philip Roth wins International Man Booker Prize Booker This post contains videos

Watch: Philip Roth wins International Man Booker Prize

One of the award’s judges wasn’t pleased with the final decision, though. Carmen Callil resigned when she heard that the American author was being given the £60,000 literary prize.