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#Literature

# literature - Friday 26 December, 2014

Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books
# Books
# Books

Column: 6 highly influential people share their favourite books

Dec 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 325 Views 12 Comments

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# literature - Monday 24 November, 2014

Five Irish authors are up for the world's most valuable book prize
# One Hundred Grand
# One Hundred Grand

Five Irish authors are up for the world's most valuable book prize

Nov 24th 2014, 12:08 PM 10,832 Views 10 Comments

The award is run by Dublin City Council and is specific to English language publications – although it includes translations.

# literature - Monday 20 October, 2014

Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award
# Saints And Scholars
# Saints And Scholars

Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award

Oct 20th 2014, 1:35 PM 5,091 Views 11 Comments

The winner will receive €150,000 over three years and is set to be announced in January next year.

# literature - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night
# Congrats Are In Order
# Congrats Are In Order

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night

Oct 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 4,754 Views 10 Comments

Richard Flanagan is the third Australian to win the prestigious award.

# literature - Thursday 9 October, 2014

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature
# Books
# Books

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 9th 2014, 12:01 PM 4,545 Views 6 Comments

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

# literature - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy
# RIP
# RIP

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy

Aug 31st 2014, 4:15 PM 5,158 Views 3 Comments

The event was supported by his family.

# literature - Thursday 28 August, 2014

The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today
# Sheridan Le Fanu
# Sheridan Le Fanu

The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today

Aug 28th 2014, 9:26 PM 7,260 Views 8 Comments

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today.

# literature - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
# Wordy Competitors
# Wordy Competitors

Two Irish novelists have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:59 PM 8,467 Views 2 Comments

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

# literature - Friday 18 July, 2014

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on
# Rated R
# Rated R

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on

Jul 18th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,019 Views 28 Comments

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

# literature - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Short Story: Whalesong
# Short Story
# Short Story

Short Story: Whalesong

Jul 6th 2014, 12:00 PM 187 Views 2 Comments

The third prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# literature - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Short Story: The Chamber Pot
# Short Story
# Short Story

Short Story: The Chamber Pot

Jul 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 675 Views 9 Comments

The second prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# literature - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers
# Inside Story
# Inside Story

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers

Jul 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 224 Views 6 Comments

The winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# literature - Sunday 29 June, 2014

The 10 best books of the year (so far), according to Amazon
# Bookworms
From The Daily Edge
# Bookworms

The 10 best books of the year (so far), according to Amazon

Jun 29th 2014, 9:30 AM 25,612 Views 13 Comments

A ready-to-go shopping list.

# literature - Monday 16 June, 2014

11 people who haven't read Ulysses either
# Bloomsday
From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

11 people who haven't read Ulysses either

Jun 16th 2014, 9:55 AM 7,126 Views 4 Comments

It’s on the bookshelf but…

# literature - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work
# Ulysses
# Ulysses

Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work

Jun 15th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,526 Views 24 Comments

Events have been taking place all week to commemorate Joyce’s most iconic work.

# literature - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Extract: Dubliners 100, a modern re-telling of Joyce's tales of life in the capital
# Literature
# Literature

Extract: Dubliners 100, a modern re-telling of Joyce's tales of life in the capital

Jun 14th 2014, 10:04 AM 166 Views 13 Comments

Fifteen Irish writers have contributed to a modern re-telling of James Joyce’s classic short story collection, Dubliners, to mark the centenary of its publication.

# literature - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 5th 2014, 9:37 AM 6,199 Views 14 Comments

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

# literature - Monday 28 April, 2014

Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author
# Tilting At Windmills
# Tilting At Windmills

Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author

Apr 28th 2014, 3:30 PM 7,550 Views 5 Comments

Miguel de Cervantes died in poverty on 22 April, 1616.

# literature - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning writer, has died

Apr 17th 2014, 10:56 PM 11,673 Views 27 Comments

The Colombian writer was 87.

# literature - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Meet the Kerry author chosen to take part in Twitter's literary festival
# Twitfiction
# Twitfiction

Meet the Kerry author chosen to take part in Twitter's literary festival

Mar 8th 2014, 8:45 AM 5,228 Views 2 Comments

The Twitter Fiction Festival has 52 authors telling their own original stories within the restrictions of 140 characters.

# literature - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?
# Flight Of Fancy
# Flight Of Fancy

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

Mar 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 27,977 Views 102 Comments

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.

# literature - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry
# Poetry In Motion
# Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 122 Views 48 Comments

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

# literature - Sunday 2 February, 2014

J.K Rowling says that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together
# Ship Has Sailed
From The Daily Edge
# Ship Has Sailed

J.K Rowling says that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together

Feb 2nd 2014, 12:29 PM 19,978 Views 27 Comments

We say NAY.

# literature - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading
# Come To Life
# Come To Life

'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading

Jan 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,002 Views 10 Comments

The book and wearable vest uses sensors and can trigger feedback based on the protagonist’s emotional or physical state.

# literature - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Here's what you'll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014
# What To Watch
# What To Watch

Here's what you'll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014

Jan 1st 2014, 8:45 PM 40,339 Views 50 Comments

Looking for new books, music, films and TV shows this year? We’ve got you covered.

# literature - Friday 27 December, 2013

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship

Dec 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 93 Views 5 Comments

“The book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses… Death takes away a lot of things, but it can’t ever take away our stories.”

# literature - Monday 18 November, 2013

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards
# Congrats Are In Order
# Congrats Are In Order

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards

Nov 18th 2013, 12:58 PM 4,486 Views 5 Comments

The Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of previous winners John McGahern, Seamus Heaney and Edna O’Brien.

# literature - Friday 1 November, 2013

Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees
# Books
# Books

Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees

Nov 1st 2013, 10:42 AM 4,135 Views 7 Comments

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards nominations feature a number of recognisable names.

# literature - Friday 25 October, 2013

Irish author Colum McCann’s moving ode to Robbie Keane
# Literature
From The42
# Literature

Irish author Colum McCann’s moving ode to Robbie Keane

Oct 25th 2013, 9:38 PM 3,001 Views 28 Comments

The Dubliner’s work featured on the latest episode of MLS Insider.

# literature - Friday 18 October, 2013

Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health

Oct 18th 2013, 6:10 PM 8,714 Views 2 Comments

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is due to pick up a prize of US $1.2 million.

# literature - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Eleanor Catton becomes the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize
# Winning
# Winning

Eleanor Catton becomes the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize

Oct 15th 2013, 10:54 PM 9,146 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old New Zealander won the fiction award for her 832-page murder mystery The Luminaries.

# literature - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, doesn't answer her phone
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, doesn't answer her phone

Oct 10th 2013, 2:12 PM 10,796 Views 21 Comments

The 82-year-old Canadian has become just the 13th woman to win the prize in 112 years.

# literature - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

Oct 2nd 2013, 3:52 PM 11,764 Views 41 Comments

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

# literature - Friday 13 September, 2013

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed...
# Books
# Books

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed...

Sep 13th 2013, 9:35 AM 8,441 Views 8 Comments

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

# literature - Friday 6 September, 2013

Literary history of Dublin brought to life with new Storymap app
# Capital
# Capital

Literary history of Dublin brought to life with new Storymap app

Sep 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,329 Views 11 Comments

The map was officially launched yesterday evening, and includes poets and writers both new and well-known.

# literature - Monday 2 September, 2013

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:03 PM 15,227 Views 12 Comments

Heaney, a Derry native, had called Dublin his home for the past number of decades.

# literature - Friday 30 August, 2013

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
# RIP
# RIP

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures

Aug 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 10,344 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74
# RIP
# RIP

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74

Aug 30th 2013, 11:11 AM 23,312 Views 59 Comments

The Nobel laureate recently suffered from ill health, and was reported have collapsed earlier this week.

# literature - Monday 26 August, 2013

JD Salinger may publish five more books despite his death in 2010
# The Catcher In The Rye
# The Catcher In The Rye

JD Salinger may publish five more books despite his death in 2010

Aug 26th 2013, 9:47 PM 5,963 Views 11 Comments

The reclusive author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ last published in 1965 but a documentary has claimed he left detailed instructions for his estate to publish five more books between 2015 and 2020.

# literature - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To be a successful writer nowadays, you have to embrace social media

Aug 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 47 Views 14 Comments

Writers from the days of print-only publications are still running to catch up with digital revolution, which has levelled the playing field and created almost-boundless opportunities for those with ambition, writes Stephen Downes.