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#Novel

# novel - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day Omgwaca This post contains videos

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day

Book three in the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling series came out today.

# novel - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies Colm O'regan This post contains videos

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies

We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.

# novel - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon What A Complete Aisling This post contains videos

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon

We talked to authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen about the book’s incredible success.

# novel - Friday 1 December, 2017

Bad Sex Award 2017: Here's the worst example of writing about sex this year

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to an outstandingly bad sex scene description in an otherwise good novel.

# novel - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

# novel - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Two Irish writers have been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize

Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry are two of the 13 writers who made the longlist.

# novel - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

# novel - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

# novel - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

This author's one-sentence novel is the best Irish book of 2016

It has been a massive year for Mike McCormack, and his publishers Tramp Press.

# novel - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From The42 Ronnie O'Sullivan: I could be the new JK Rowling! Changes

Ronnie O'Sullivan: I could be the new JK Rowling!

The snooker star compared himself to Harry Potter author while promoting his new novel.

# novel - Saturday 23 April, 2016

How an erotic sex scene may have ruined this Australian MP's career

Dennis Jensen lost his party’s nomination earlier this month.

# novel - Friday 31 July, 2015

There's a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl Moviewatch This post contains videos

There's a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl

And it looks like it’s going to be pretty special.

# novel - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Obsession, sex, weight and women - welcome to the world of Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s debut novel has been getting rave reviews.

# novel - Saturday 1 November, 2014

The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written

Lots of writers in a survey said they have used funny animal views to help them get through a creative block…

# novel - Sunday 15 June, 2014

What does it take to translate a best-seller into another language?

We asked an award-winning author and his translator what it’s like to translate a best-seller from Spanish to English.

# novel - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The first Irish memoir written using eye-gaze technology has been published

The author, Simon Fitzmaurice, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.

# novel - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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

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

# novel - Friday 27 December, 2013

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship

“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.”

# novel - Friday 19 July, 2013

JK Rowling 'angry' after her law firm admits leaking her alter ego

The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the ‘Harry Potter’ author had penned the book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

# novel - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Alan Shatter: Minister for Sex Having The Ride

Alan Shatter: Minister for Sex

The follow up to “Laura”?

# novel - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin Read Me This post contains images

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin is an iconic figure in Irish history, yet when I was in school the Lockout only received a minor mention on the history syllabus – we wanted to make him more accessible, says Rory McConville.

# novel - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Author Iain Banks has late stage cancer, says he has less than a year to live

The Scottish novelist said that he did not expect to live beyond a year.

# novel - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

From The42 'The Damned United' author agrees to write Bill Shankly novel Legend

'The Damned United' author agrees to write Bill Shankly novel

David Peace has chosen the story of Liverpool’s legendary manager for his next project.

# novel - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.

# novel - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?

Go on, give it a go…

# novel - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel? Perfect Opening Line

Is this the worst possible opening sentence to a novel?

A US university has announced the winner of a contest to find the worst-possible opening sentence to a novel. Warning: it’s pretty bad.

# novel - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Is this what you imagined when you read The Great Gatsby? Work Can Wait This post contains videos

VIDEO: Is this what you imagined when you read The Great Gatsby?

The first trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is out…

# novel - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

The copyright on the works of James Joyce expires on 1 January 2012 – meaning that for the first time, his published and unpublished writings will be in the public domain.

# novel - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge David Cameron chooses Irish novel Skippy Dies as his summer read Bookworm

David Cameron chooses Irish novel Skippy Dies as his summer read

The British Prime Minister has picked Paul Murray’s book to bring on holidays with him.

# novel - Thursday 9 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction Literature

Youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction

Twenty-five-year-old Serbian-American Téa Obreht beat off competition from the favourite, Irish writer Emma Donoghue.

# novel - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock