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# literature - Sunday 11 July, 2021

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
# Young Writers
# Young Writers

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,590 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.

# literature - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
# Surviving In A Pandemic
# Surviving In A Pandemic

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat

Jun 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,055 Views 14 Comments

Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.

# literature - Friday 11 June, 2021

New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London
# Country Girl
# Country Girl

New portrait of Edna O'Brien to be installed at Irish Embassy in London

Jun 11th 2021, 5:56 PM 8,813 Views 5 Comments

Artist Colin Davidson, who has also painted portraits of Seamus Heaney and Michael D Higgins, created the artwork.

# literature - Thursday 8 October, 2020

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
# Poetry
# Poetry

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,821 Views 3 Comments

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
# Literature
# Literature

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,636 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Strange Flowers
# Strange Flowers

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 34,104 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Strange Hotel
# Strange Hotel

Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'

Mar 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 39,875 Views 1 Comment

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
# Dubliner

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

Oct 15th 2019, 9:27 AM 26,989 Views 54 Comments

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
# Booker Prize
# Booker Prize

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 14,142 Views 11 Comments

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
# Peter Handke

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

Oct 11th 2019, 9:10 AM 27,850 Views 28 Comments

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
# Swedish Academy
# Swedish Academy

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 8,720 Views 1 Comment

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
# Booker Prize
# Booker Prize

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:52 PM 23,522 Views 2 Comments

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
# Emily Ruskovich
# Emily Ruskovich

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 21,211 Views 4 Comments

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
# Voices
# Voices

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

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,134 Views 16 Comments

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
# Literature
# Literature

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

Apr 17th 2019, 6:12 PM 34,352 Views 73 Comments

‘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
# James Frey
# James Frey

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

Dec 4th 2018, 10:05 AM 12,000 Views 14 Comments

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
# Books
# Books

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

Jul 24th 2018, 7:36 AM 21,598 Views 17 Comments

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
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann

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

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

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
# Winner
# Winner

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

Jun 13th 2018, 12:02 PM 11,696 Views 7 Comments

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
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo controversy

May 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 9,568 Views 24 Comments

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
# Honoured
# Honoured

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

Apr 10th 2018, 1:37 PM 15,605 Views 13 Comments

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
# Literature
# Literature

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

Feb 8th 2018, 12:00 PM 15,677 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stories From The City
# Stories From The City

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

Feb 1st 2018, 7:20 PM 11,210 Views 26 Comments

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
# I Will Arise And Go Now
# I Will Arise And Go Now

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

Jan 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,735 Views 34 Comments

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
# Costa Book Awards
# Costa Book Awards

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:41 AM 11,344 Views 5 Comments

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
# Kazuo Ishiguro
# Kazuo Ishiguro

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

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,417 Views 8 Comments

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*)
# Beren And Lúthien
# Beren And Lúthien

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

Jun 1st 2017, 2:20 PM 17,986 Views 28 Comments

*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'
# Herstory
# Herstory

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

May 21st 2017, 3:30 PM 264 Views 44 Comments

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
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,483 Views 5 Comments

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

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature
# Mr Tambourine Man
# Mr Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan FINALLY accepts Nobel Prize for Literature

Apr 2nd 2017, 11:20 AM 12,169 Views 23 Comments

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
# Books Books Books
# Books Books Books

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

Dec 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,862 Views 13 Comments

We have recommendations galore.

# literature - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally breaks silence on Nobel Prize award

Oct 29th 2016, 8:10 AM 26,181 Views 41 Comments

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
# Dracula Does Dublin
# Dracula Does Dublin

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

Oct 26th 2016, 8:45 PM 1,947 Views 9 Comments

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

# literature - Thursday 24 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 24th 2015, 1:09 PM 5,704 Views 3 Comments

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
# Long Gaze Back
# Long Gaze Back

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

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,120 Views 4 Comments

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
# Verdict Is In
# Verdict Is In

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

Jul 10th 2015, 12:51 PM 16,276 Views 16 Comments

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"
# IMPAC Award
# IMPAC Award

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

Jun 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 8,295 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hay Festival
# Hay Festival

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

Jun 21st 2015, 10:30 AM 13,403 Views 14 Comments

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
# IMPAC Award
# IMPAC Award

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

Jun 17th 2015, 11:54 AM 14,112 Views 8 Comments

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

# literature - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

May 2nd 2015, 7:15 AM 18,527 Views 197 Comments

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

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