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Irish Bestsellers 22nd February 2020

The charts this week seem to feature an unusual number of older hits returning to various bestseller lists. In the Top 20, it’s no surprise that The Tattooist of Auschwitz is still...

Irish Bestsellers 15th February 2020

This week’s charts see Marian Keyes continue her reign at the top with Grown-Ups, and we’re starting to see more and more new releases making their way into the Top 20,...

Write Here, Write Now: A Huge Success!
Posted by Maria McHale in > News for Writers

Over the past week, there have been over 75 committed writers taking part in the Write Here, Write Now challenge each and every day. It’s been difficult. Some didn’t quite...

Picador acquires new book from Irish Book Award winner John Connell
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

Pan Macmillan imprint Picador has acquired World Rights for The Running Book: A Journey through Memory, Landscape and History, a work of non-fiction from John Connell, bestselling author of The Cow Book, from agent Marianne Gunn O’Connor....

Irish Bestsellers 8th February 2020

Welcome to another week in the Irish Bestsellers charts! Not tons of movement this week; Pinch of Nom has fallen down in the Top 20 to no. 19 and no. 11 for Everyday Light,...

The Write Here, Write Now 5 Day Writing Challenge!
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This week’s challenge is now underway, but if you’d like to find out more below and join us for the next one, join the mailing list at the end of...

Irish Bestsellers 1st February 2020

As Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light continues to rack up yet another No. 1 over in the UK, it’s fallen down the charts here in Ireland, to no. 5 in the Top...

Sarah O’Keefe joins Aevitas Creative Management as an agent
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

Sarah O’Keefe, former Publishing Director of the Atlantic Books’ imprint Corvus, has joined Aevitas Creative Management as an agent. She will represent literary and commercial fiction, along with some middle-grade...

Joanne Harris appointed Chair of the Society of Authors’ Board
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

Novelist Joanne Harris has been elected Chair of the Society of Authors’ Management Committee – the SoA’s member-elected board of directors and charity trustees – at their January 2020 meeting....

Three Irish authors shortlisted for the 2020 Romantic Novel Awards
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Hazel Gaynor from Co. Kildare, Jessica Thorne from Co. Wicklow, and Lucinda Riley, from Cork, have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s prestigious 2020 Romantic Novel Awards in what promises to be a...