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# writing - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives
# The Disconnect
# The Disconnect

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,395 Views 4 Comments

Writer Roisin Kiberd looks at the world of the internet – and the effect it has on our lives – in her new essay collection, The Disconnect. Here, she takes us through her early days online.

# writing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,270 Views 6 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

# writing - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
# Comfort Reads
# Comfort Reads

The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020

Dec 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,496 Views 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.

# writing - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem
# New Irish Writing
# New Irish Writing

'It's so astounding that a woman can disappear to that extent': Rediscovering the author of Ireland's greatest love poem

Sep 20th 2020, 8:15 AM 43,342 Views 12 Comments

The Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa explores the life of the writer Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill in her lauded new book.

# writing - 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 18,329 Views 7 Comments

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

# writing - 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 39,815 Views 1 Comment

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

# writing - 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 111,207 Views 64 Comments

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

# writing - Sunday 29 December, 2019

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
# Read This
# Read This

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

Dec 29th 2019, 1:30 PM 24,679 Views 3 Comments

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

# writing - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring  Kieran Shannon - is out now
# Sports Writing
From The42
# Sports Writing

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Kieran Shannon - is out now

Dec 4th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,004 Views 0 Comments

The much-respected journalist and author joins Gavin Cooney.

# writing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist
# Ireland
# Ireland

Dorothy Macardle: The rediscovery of an unlikely rebel and overlooked novelist

Nov 16th 2019, 11:00 AM 9,684 Views 3 Comments

Macardle was a friend of Éamon de Valera, and he wrote the foreword to her book The Irish Republic.

# writing - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

Nov 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 10,522 Views 6 Comments

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

# writing - 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 10,940 Views 2 Comments

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

# writing - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder
# Emily Ruskovich
# Emily Ruskovich

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder

Jun 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 21,172 Views 4 Comments

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

# writing - Friday 12 April, 2019

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read
# Treatment
# Treatment

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

Apr 12th 2019, 8:44 AM 32,043 Views 14 Comments

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

# writing - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Oct 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 7,181 Views 3 Comments

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

# writing - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas
# The Negotiators
# The Negotiators

Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas

Aug 7th 2018, 6:33 PM 26,574 Views 113 Comments

The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.

# writing - Friday 29 December, 2017

Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?
# Turn The Page
# Turn The Page

Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you?

Dec 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 14,941 Views 20 Comments

We want to know.

# writing - Sunday 5 November, 2017

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
# Lit Festival
# Lit Festival

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

Nov 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,955 Views 8 Comments

We talked to them about how they did it.

# writing - 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 13,976 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.

# writing - Monday 30 October, 2017

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Oct 30th 2017, 7:30 PM 21,465 Views 33 Comments

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

# writing - Thursday 5 October, 2017

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature
# Kazuo Ishiguro
# Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 5th 2017, 12:29 PM 9,415 Views 8 Comments

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

# writing - 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 23,745 Views 49 Comments

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

# writing - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'
# Writing
# Writing

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Aug 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 37,236 Views 23 Comments

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

# writing - Sunday 30 July, 2017

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl
# Stuart Neville
# Stuart Neville

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

Jul 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 11,781 Views 8 Comments

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

# writing - Sunday 2 April, 2017

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,441 Views 5 Comments

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# writing - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
# A Dangerous Crossing
# A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Mar 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,539 Views 15 Comments

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# writing - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
# Page Turner
# Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,261 Views 11 Comments

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

# writing - 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 3,088 Views 5 Comments

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

# writing - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Dec 11th 2016, 8:30 AM 6,035 Views 1 Comment

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

# writing - Friday 18 November, 2016

These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year
# Smut
# Smut

These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year

Nov 18th 2016, 10:45 AM 20,370 Views 28 Comments

Last year’s winner was former Smiths frontman Morrissey.

# writing - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now
# Killer Instinct
# Killer Instinct

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

Oct 2nd 2016, 12:30 PM 14,683 Views 8 Comments

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

# writing - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure
# Lady Marian
From The Daily Edge
# Lady Marian

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

Sep 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 7,149 Views 3 Comments

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

# writing - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Jul 3rd 2016, 12:50 PM 18,753 Views 64 Comments

Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.

# writing - Monday 28 March, 2016

Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16
# Get Writing
# Get Writing

Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16

Mar 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 17,694 Views 10 Comments

We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.

# writing - Sunday 6 March, 2016

How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting

Mar 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 6,792 Views 0 Comments

These articles will get you thinking.

# writing - Friday 29 January, 2016

JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK
# Distraction
From The Daily Edge
# Distraction

JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK

Jan 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 2,948 Views 0 Comments

Good to know.

# writing - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award
# List Of The Worst
# List Of The Worst

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:05 PM 14,410 Views 16 Comments

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

# writing - Sunday 11 October, 2015

This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers
# Patrick Lafcadio Hearn
# Patrick Lafcadio Hearn

This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers

Oct 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 26,025 Views 15 Comments

He’s not a household name here – but he is in Japan.

# writing - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore
# Long Gaze Back
# Long Gaze Back

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,113 Views 4 Comments

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes
# RIP
# RIP

'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes

Sep 20th 2015, 2:02 PM 37,731 Views 47 Comments

The best-selling British author had breast cancer.

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