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# Literature

This year
Four Irish novels among 70 books nominated for international Dublin Literary Award
Last year
Paul Lynch: From film critic to Booker Prize-winning writer
Irish author Paul Lynch wins 2023 Booker Prize for Prophet Song
Wild Ireland: We're at a point in history where we must improve our relationship with nature
Carsten Krieger
Extract: 'She is funny and puts herself down, but in a funny way, so it’s okay'
Mia Döring
Extract: Our mother was left vulnerable after we lost our father during the kidnapping standoff
Ronan McGreevy & Tommy Conlon
Two Irish authors named on 2023 Booker Prize shortlist
Excerpt: 'My mother had the babies before marriage - I understand this was the ultimate taboo'
Noelle McCarthy
Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov wins 2023 International Booker Prize
British author Martin Amis dies at age 73
Analysis: Behan wrote his columns like a garrulous, gregarious personality commanding attention
Professor John Brannigan
John Connell: Rural Ireland has been ripe for a 'booktown' - here's why I set one up
John Connell
Six novels shortlisted for possible €100,000 prize in this year's Dublin Literary Awards
QUIZ: Who said it — Oscar Wilde or Brendan Behan?
Opinion: The Bell - the almost-forgotten Irish literary journal that 'took on the sacred cows'
Phyllis Boumans
Daily Poll: Do you find time to read books?
All time
Donal Fallon: The Castle, the intrigue and the Italians - welcome to old Dublin's Ship Street
Donal Fallon
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize
Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2022
The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
'It felt like it was whispered to me every day': Donal Ryan on the unexpected genesis of his latest novel
Salman Rushdie's family say he has 'life-changing injuries' but his sense of humour is 'intact'
Four Irish novels longlisted by libraries for prestigious Dublin Literary Award
The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
Susan O’Keeffe
New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London
American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
Anonymous Teachers
Donal Ryan: 'When I became aware of the darkness in the world, I was so shocked'
Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'
Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder
Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
David Ryan
John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article
'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award
Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize