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# writer - Saturday 25 July, 2020

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

# writer - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

# writer - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

# writer - 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'

The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.

# writer - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.

# writer - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults

The author of the children’s classic Under the Hawthorn Tree has written a new book for adults about the Famine.

# writer - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Heard that one about the play featuring a monk who hijacked an Irish plane?

We spoke to its writer and director Janet Moran about crafting A Holy Show.

# writer - Sunday 27 October, 2019

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

# writer - Sunday 7 April, 2019

'I'm especially excited about being able to play people bespoke porn': Jon Ronson gets ready to visit Ireland

The writer and podcaster will be talking about his latest podcast series, The Last Days of August.

# writer - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'Can you imagine how horrific that must be?': Ex-IRA man pens book about tiger robberies

Richard O’Rawe was one of the H-block Blanketmen during the Troubles, and has written previously about the life of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.

# writer - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'

We spoke to the critically-acclaimed Irish author of books like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto about his latest novel, Heartland.

# writer - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer RIP

# writer - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer Irish Book Awards This post contains videos

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

# writer - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'

The author of I Found My Tribe, who is married to the late Simon Fitzmaurice, is nominated for an Irish Book Award.

# writer - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

From mummified bodies to a civil service desk job, this was Bram Stoker's Dublin

We explored the connections the author of Dracula has to Ireland’s capital.

# writer - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

# writer - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Acclaimed author JP Donleavy has died at age 91

The American author, who had Irish parents, died in hospital in Mullingar on Monday.

# writer - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From Australia to Ireland and back again: 'I realised I don't know where home is anymore'

The Irish-based Australian bestselling author tells us about how her own experience with emigration informed her new book.

# writer - 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.

# writer - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'

Writer Sara Baume tells us what inspired her second novel, about a young woman’s quarter-life crisis.

# writer - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

# writer - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'

The award-winning Irish writer tells us about his apprenticeship, and his journey from journalist to author.

# writer - Sunday 20 March, 2016

"I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy

We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.

# writer - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Wesley Burrowes, the man behind Glenroe, has died RIP

# writer - Thursday 19 November, 2015

His book was banned and burned, but JP Donleavy has had the last laugh

The author lives in a mansion in Mullingar, and paid him a visit.

# writer - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world

We sat down with the famous writer for a chat about his latest projects.

# writer - Sunday 23 August, 2015

He was attacked and left for dead, but Robert chose to 'get better, not bitter'

Robert Drake, an author, saw his life changed in one night.

# writer - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world's biggest literary awards

She got the nod for her latest book, The Green Road.

# writer - Friday 10 July, 2015

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

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

# writer - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Paolo Tullio laid to rest in Dublin RIP

Paolo Tullio laid to rest in Dublin

The funeral was held at Trinity College today.

# writer - Saturday 2 May, 2015

More than his left foot: New archive shows the real life of Christy Brown

Photos, letters and paintings are all on show at the Little Museum of Dublin.

# writer - Thursday 25 December, 2014

One day I was broke... then I got a call that changed everything

Colm Keegan is the new writer-in-residence at DLR Lexicon library in Dun Laoghaire.

# writer - Sunday 21 December, 2014

"There's no shame in using a ghostwriter"

YouTube star Zoella was criticised after it emerged she had a ghostwriter – but what does a ghostwriter do, anyway?

# writer - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94 RIP

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94

Her books, many of which featured detective Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies around the world.

# writer - 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.

# writer - Sunday 31 August, 2014

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

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

The event was supported by his family.

# writer - Thursday 28 August, 2014

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

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

# writer - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Is this woman the best Irish writer you've never heard of?

Maeve Brennan wrote incredible short stories and essays. A new play explores her work and legacy.

# writer - 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.

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

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

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