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Irish Bestsellers 9th February 2019

Spring is peeping over the horizon, and with it a whole crop of new releases. Not much movement in the Top 20, but if you look at the Top 10...

Your Chance For A Date With An Agent!
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Calling All Aspiring Authors! Have you written a bestseller or a Hollywood blockbuster? If you’re a writer looking for a literary agent and LOTS of sound advice on how to...

Irish Bestsellers 2 February 2019

And it’s another week at the top for When All Is Said by Anne Griffin, with more than double the sales of second place (the unvanquishable Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather...

Irish Bestsellers 26th January 2019

It’s a great week for the girls, as over half of the Top 20 authors are women this week! There is also a pretty good shake-up of genre; alongside fiction,...

Boldwood Books: New Publishing House Announced
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Amanda Ridout today announces the establishment of Boldwood Books Ltd – a new independent fiction publishing company launching in February 2019 with its first titles publishing globally later in the...

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es wins Costa Book of the Year Award
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The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es has won the overall Costa Book of the Year Award. The winner of the Costa Biography Award, van Es pipped Normal People...

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine wins the An Post Irish Book of the Year
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Notes to Self by Emilie Pine, a book written in a collection of vivid and powerful essays, has been voted the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018’. The...

Irish Bestsellers 19th January 2019

The charts are a strange mix this week of old and new; our old friends The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (by Heather Morris and Gail Honeyman respectively) are topping...

Catherine Ryan Howard nominated for 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Award
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Irish author Catherine Ryan Howard’s crime thriller, The Liar’s Girl, has been nominated for this year’s Edgar Allan Poe Best Novel Award. The Mystery Writers of America, who administer the...

Catherine Dunne to Receive The Irish PEN Award 2018
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It is with great pleasure that Irish PEN announce that the winner of the 2018 Irish PEN Award for Contribution to Irish Literature is author Catherine Dunne. The Award will be...