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# literature - Thursday 8 October, 2020

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

# literature - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

# literature - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'

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

# literature - 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'

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

# literature - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland? Dubliner This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?

The repatriation would be ahead of the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

# literature - Monday 14 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

# literature - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender

Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

# literature - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.

# literature - 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.

# literature - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

# literature - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher

Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.

# literature - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article

‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.

# literature - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award

The annual prize draws attention to poorly written passages of sexual descriptions in fiction.

# literature - 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.

# literature - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

# literature - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award

McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.

# literature - Friday 4 May, 2018

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

This is the first time it has been postponed in over 70 years.

# literature - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE

The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

# literature - 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.

# literature - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Want to tell everyone a hidden story about Ireland? Here's your chance

The International Literature Festival Dublin is looking for people to share a story connected to writing – and they’ll help bring it to the stage.

# literature - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

# literature - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

# literature - Thursday 5 October, 2017

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

# literature - Thursday 1 June, 2017

A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.

# literature - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Column: 'Irish women were writing too, yet we don’t hear half enough about them'

If Irish women hadn’t been so feisty and fascinating the poor men would have had little to write about, writes Eleanor Fitzsimons.

# literature - Sunday 2 April, 2017

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

The decision to give the musician the award sparked controversy in recent months.

# literature - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Looking for good books to buy as Christmas presents? Here's some help

We have recommendations galore.

# literature - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

The 75-year-old is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.

# literature - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror

Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.

# literature - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Can You Fill In The Words In These Literary Sex Scenes? Novel Quiz

Can You Fill In The Words In These Literary Sex Scenes?

How well do you know bad sex writing? Test yourself.

# literature - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

# literature - Friday 10 July, 2015

Harper Lee's long-lost novel has arrived - here's what we think of the first chapter

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

# literature - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"

That hasn’t stopped the British writer from scooping one of the world’s top literary prizes.

The 'Woodstock of the mind' is visiting Ireland next week

And Marian Keyes will be there.

# literature - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide

The winner of this prestigious award is €100,000 richer.

# literature - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

# literature - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Paris audience in "group hallucination" at the work of one of Ireland's literary giants

Beckett’s ‘Not I’ is an eight minute breathless monologue.

# literature - Thursday 5 March, 2015

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

# literature - Friday 26 December, 2014

Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books

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