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#Novels

# novels - Monday 6 November, 2017

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

# novels - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

# novels - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.

# novels - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

# novels - Monday 9 November, 2015

These 7 Irish novels have been nominated for the world's most valuable literary prize

160 books were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide.

# novels - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize

This year is the 20th anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

# novels - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

# novels - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book Unwritten

Amanda Brunker has offered to help Alan Shatter write another book

Laura II, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

# novels - Saturday 1 March, 2014

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

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.

# novels - Friday 13 December, 2013

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

# novels - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids Write On

Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

# novels - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

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

# novels - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

# novels - Friday 16 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving True Romance

Last lines of awful romance novels is the hashtag that keeps on giving

Sometimes a trending topic brings out the best in people.

# novels - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist

This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.

# novels - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

# novels - Sunday 28 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend Good Man Terry This post contains videos

9 reasons why Terry Pratchett is an absolute legend

Today is his birthday and he is quite amazing.

# novels - Sunday 10 February, 2013

9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities

Shakespeare, watch out.

# novels - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year Not Ok This post contains images

8 of the worst sex scenes you'll read this year

The nominees for the 2012 Bad Sex Awards have been announced… Brace yourself.

# novels - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge 10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists Dilemmas

10 totally bizarre questions asked by aspiring novelists

How to kill an alien crystal entity? Can you help?

# novels - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

# novels - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Eight of the best film adaptations ever made Adaptation This post contains videos

Eight of the best film adaptations ever made

Some of Hollywood’s better recent attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen.

# novels - Sunday 10 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made Adaptation This post contains videos

Eight of the worst film adaptations ever made

Some of Hollywood’s most recent disastrous attempts to convert well-loved books to the silver screen…

# novels - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released

The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.

# novels - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist Booker Prize This post contains images

Sebastian Barry misses out on Booker shortlist

Gallery: Check out the final six in the running for this year’s Man Booker.

# novels - Thursday 28 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Irish are among Europe's most bookish Summer Reads

Irish are among Europe's most bookish

Irish people on holidays read an average of 2.4 books during a two week break – making them the most prolific readers in Europe, save the British.