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# Writers

Last year
# Looking Back
Biggest disappointment? Best goal? Our writers review the 2022 World Cup
We also consider the highlight and lowlight of the tournament after an eventful few weeks.
# looking ahead
Final four? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions
The42′s journalists look ahead to Qatar 2022.
All time
# Preview
Top 4? Worst signing? Our writers' 2021-22 Premier League predictions
The English top-flight recommences this evening.
# Looking Back
Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the Premier League season
Manchester City prevailed as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the fixture schedule.
Opinion: I had fun jobs, crap jobs, redundancies, got fired - and then I wrote my first book
Lizzy Dent describes the adventures that brought her to her first novel.
# Preview
Irish books to watch out for in 2021
Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.
# looking ahead
Who will win the league? Who will get relegated? Our writers' League of Ireland predictions
Can Dundalk retain their title or could Shamrock Rovers usurp them?
# Summer Reads
'You'll be hooked': 7 books that won't let you down for a holiday read, according to Irish writers
We asked authors to share the books they find themselves going back to, again and again.
# Looking Back
Best individual performance? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2017-18 Premier League season
Thoughts from a campaign that saw Man City blow away the competition.
# mountains to sea
Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite
This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.
# female lines
Story extract: 'Dad, we have to stop talking - you're dead'
We talk to one of the editors of a new anthology of writing by women from Northern Ireland.
# lit festival
These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
We talked to them about how they did it.
# Looking Back
Best player? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2016-17 Premier League season
Has Mourinho done a good job at United? The most enjoyable team to watch? Here’s what we think.
# hennessy awards
'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.
# looking ahead
Our writers make 5 predictions ahead of 2017 Airtricity League season
We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.
# girls on film
Where are the women? Unconscious bias training planned to make Irish films more diverse
It is being considered by the Irish Film Board.
# killer instinct
Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.
# looking ahead
Worst signing? Top-four predictions? Our writers on the 2016-17 Premier League season
Plus, which Irish player should we watch out for in the coming campaign?
# Review
Best player? Worst match? Our writers reflect on Euro 2016
After an intriguing few weeks of action, we review the highs and lows of the summer’s main footballing event.
# Predictions
Our writers give their tips ahead of this year's Cheltenham festival
We look forward to a big week of horse racing, which starts on Tuesday.
# critically acclaimed
David Goldblatt's 'The Game of Our Lives' named William Hill Sports Book of the Year
British football study takes home the world’s richest literary sports writing prize.
# the green road
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.
# Predictions
Open thread: What should the Ireland team to face Scotland be?
Our writers give their thoughts ahead of Saturday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our writers' all-time Ireland XIs?
Liam Brady, Roy Keane and Paul McGrath are among those to feature.
# Predictions
With 10 gameweeks to go, here's how our writers think the Premier League will finish
The race for the coveted Champions League spots looks set to go to the wire.
# Have your say
Who should win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year? Here's what our writers think
The winner of the prestigious prize, from seven nominees, will be announced on Thursday evening.
# Have your say
Who should win Irish Sports Book of the Year? Our writers have their say
The winner for the annual event will be announced on Wednesday evening, with Roy Keane and BOD among the nominees.
# Opinion
'Here's what the Ireland starting XI to face Scotland tonight should be'
James McClean or Jonathan Walters? Robbie Keane or Shane Long? Here’s what we think.
# procrastination
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…
# looking ahead's writers make their predictions for the 2014-2015 Premier League season
We give our verdict on what looks set to be an exciting and unpredictable campaign.
Extract: Dubliners 100, a modern re-telling of Joyce's tales of life in the capital
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.
# Looking Back writers pick out their best and worst moments of 2013
We reflect on Zlatan, the All Blacks, MONKeano, Domhnall O’Donovan and much more.
# Google Books
Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects
Who knew books could cause such a fuss?
# winners
Irish Book Award winners: Roddy Doyle, Darina Allen, David Walsh and Fintan O'Toole
Some of Ireland’s top writers gathered tonight to award some of the nation’s best works.
# anticipation
6 All-Ireland football final questions for writers
We look ahead to today’s highly anticipated clash in Croke Park.
# Capital
Literary history of Dublin brought to life with new Storymap app
The map was officially launched yesterday evening, and includes poets and writers both new and well-known.
# conjecture’s writers make their predictions for the 2013-2014 Premier League season
Our team discuss who’ll win the league, which Irish players will impress and more…
# Man Booker Prize
Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist
This year’s exciting longlist features 13 authors from across the world – including three Irish writers.
# How to be a woman
Caitlin Moran to speak at Dublin Writers Festival
The acclaimed writer joins Dan Brown in the line up for the festival in May.
# i wrote this
9 novels (and 1 cookbook) written by surprising celebrities
Shakespeare, watch out.