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#Irish Writers

# irish-writers - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

4 events for... literature lovers to bookmark at Dublin Book Festival

A weekend of storytelling, exhibitions, and panel discussions featuring Ireland’s finest literary figures.

# irish-writers - 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.

# irish-writers - Thursday 28 August, 2014

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful

For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…

# irish-writers - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

So was Englishman David Mitchell, who lives in Co Cork.

# irish-writers - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Video column: Remembering one of Ireland’s most controversial writers

In this the penultimate episode in The Dubliners series, Brendan Behan’s godson fondly remembers him.

# irish-writers - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Interview: Challenges have always existed for writers, but now they need even more support

It’s easy to see why young writers could be put off by projects with no guarantee of success but new playwrights need to make a leap of faith – they are the future of theatre, says Thomas Conway.

# irish-writers - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.

# irish-writers - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?

Go on, give it a go…

# irish-writers - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Signed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest fetches $362,500 at Sotheby's

A signed first edition of Oscar Wilde’s play was bought for several times the estimate at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.