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# writer - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:31 PM 17,411 Views 4 Comments

The 94-year-old’s Alfie series has been a long-running hit with children and parents alike.

# writer - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'
# Interview
# Interview

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'

Sep 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 29,397 Views 32 Comments

We talk to the British author and columnist about her new book.

# writer - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,645 Views 7 Comments

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

# writer - Saturday 25 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 25th 2020, 10:30 AM 20,250 Views 39 Comments

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'
# A Thousand Moons
# A Thousand Moons

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'

Apr 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,936 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 28,492 Views 8 Comments

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'
# 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 40,056 Views 1 Comment

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?'
# Dita Kraus
# Dita Kraus

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 114,515 Views 64 Comments

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 Hungry Road
# The Hungry Road

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

Feb 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 17,953 Views 19 Comments

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?
# A Holy Show
# A Holy Show

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

Jan 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 13,013 Views 2 Comments

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'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Oct 27th 2019, 9:30 AM 10,995 Views 2 Comments

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 Butterfly Effect
# The Butterfly Effect

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

Apr 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 40,322 Views 7 Comments

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
# Northern Heist
# Northern Heist

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

Oct 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 31,175 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Heartland
# Heartland

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

Apr 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 13,932 Views 18 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Mar 7th 2018, 4:48 PM 39,468 Views 7 Comments

Emma Hannigan passed away last Saturday.

# writer - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

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

Nov 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 10,986 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Bgeibas
# Bgeibas

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

Nov 4th 2017, 9:45 AM 14,018 Views 4 Comments

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
# Dracula
# Dracula

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

Oct 25th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,436 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Ross O'Carroll Kelly
# Ross O'Carroll Kelly

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

Oct 1st 2017, 10:00 AM 23,922 Views 45 Comments

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 Ginger Man
# The Ginger Man

Acclaimed author JP Donleavy has died at age 91

Sep 14th 2017, 7:51 AM 11,679 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Monica Mcinerney
# Monica Mcinerney

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

Aug 27th 2017, 10:00 AM 21,327 Views 6 Comments

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
# Congrats Are In Order
# Congrats Are In Order

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

Jul 27th 2017, 12:31 AM 13,239 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Sara Baume
# Sara Baume

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

Feb 26th 2017, 9:30 AM 24,437 Views 12 Comments

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
# RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Dec 27th 2016, 8:08 PM 8,989 Views 14 Comments

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'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Dec 25th 2016, 8:15 PM 3,223 Views 5 Comments

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
# Needlework
# Needlework

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

Mar 20th 2016, 9:15 AM 24,563 Views 19 Comments

We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.

# writer - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Wesley Burrowes, the man behind Glenroe, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Wesley Burrowes, the man behind Glenroe, has died

Dec 31st 2015, 6:48 PM 12,229 Views 16 Comments

He was 85.

# writer - Thursday 19 November, 2015

His book was banned and burned, but JP Donleavy has had the last laugh
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

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

Nov 19th 2015, 1:01 PM 18,879 Views 28 Comments

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

# writer - Saturday 24 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,139 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Inspiring
# Inspiring

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 9:30 PM 35,001 Views 31 Comments

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
# The Green Road
# The Green Road

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

Jul 29th 2015, 1:14 PM 8,455 Views 3 Comments

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
# 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 16,288 Views 16 Comments

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

# writer - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Paolo Tullio laid to rest in Dublin
# RIP
# RIP

Paolo Tullio laid to rest in Dublin

Jun 11th 2015, 6:32 PM 28,221 Views 17 Comments

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
# Down All The Days
# Down All The Days

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

May 2nd 2015, 8:30 AM 21,100 Views 14 Comments

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
# Creative Spark
# Creative Spark

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

Dec 25th 2014, 5:00 PM 30,208 Views 3 Comments

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"
# Zoella
# Zoella

"There's no shame in using a ghostwriter"

Dec 21st 2014, 6:30 PM 20,693 Views 27 Comments

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
# RIP

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94

Nov 27th 2014, 2:34 PM 7,610 Views 8 Comments

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
# BGEIBA
# BGEIBA

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

Nov 9th 2014, 6:30 PM 27,164 Views 17 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Aug 31st 2014, 4:15 PM 5,186 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Aug 28th 2014, 9:26 PM 7,275 Views 8 Comments

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

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