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New Inclusivity Initiatives from the Romantic Novelists’ Association
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

The Romantic Novelists’ Association announces the launch of ten new bursaries aimed at supporting a diverse range of romantic fiction writing.  These bursaries are part of a wider drive to ensure...

Irish Bestsellers 3rd November 2018

We’re kicking things off with the Children’s chart today, as Christmas gets closer and has a pretty big influence on the charts over the next few weeks. Bookending (boom boom)...

Kickstarter Campaign for STORGY Magazine’s Shallow Creek Anthology
Posted by Brian Wilson in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Brian Wilson, winner of the Shallow Creek Short Story Competition, writes: Participating in the STORGY Shallow Creek short story competition was an absolute blast from start to finish. I was...

Irish Bestsellers 27th October 2018

The nights are drawing in, tinsel is taking over supermarkets, and lots of new releases are hitting the shelves…Christmas is coming, and fast! There are lots of new, recent or...

Irish Authors shortlisted for UK’s National Book Awards
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

Irish authors Marian Keyes, Louise O’Neill and Sally Rooney are among the many authors shortlisted for the UK’s National Book Awards 2018. The Specsavers National Book Awards are designed to...

Steve Cavanagh wins The Gold Dagger with The Liar
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

The Gold Dagger is awarded to the best crime novel of the year. It was originally created in 1955, under the name of the Crossed Red Herrings Award. The first...

Irish Bestsellers 20th October 2018

Warm welcome back to the charts! As predicted, Graham Norton is at the top of the charts again this week, as A Keeper lives up to its name and keeps its crown...

Orwell Foundation to launch political fiction prize
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The Orwell Foundation will launch a political fiction prize in November, to be awarded for the first time in June 2019. The new prize will reward outstanding novels and collections...

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New John Boyne Book for Children about a Transgender Teen
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John Boyne’s first book for children in three years will be My Brother’s Name is Jessica,  about a transgender teen written from the perspective of her brother. My Brother’s Name...

Irish Bestsellers 13th October 2018

First off, congratulations to Belfast-born author Anna Burns, as her novel Milkman was this week announced as winning the Man Booker Prize 2018! Sure we’ll be seeing that in the charts before...