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John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies Selected as Book of the Year
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Following a vote, Book of the Month’s 100,000 members granted acclaimed author John Boyne’s the $10,000 grand prize, describing his novel as “a thing of beauty” and “actual perfection”. Book of the...

The Genesis of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick
Posted by Jaki McCarrick in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

At the beginning of 2010, my play Leopoldville won the Papatango New Writing Prize. Based on a true story, the play is set in an Irish border town and explores...

Irish Bestsellers 23rd December 2017

The bestsellers charts are compiled and published a week after the sales week in question, so we know the dates can look a little strange at this time of year,...

Project VOICE: What Good Can Writers Do?
Posted by Catherine Banner in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

For as long as I can remember I have believed in the power of stories – to connect us, to challenge us, to open up experiences of other worlds and...

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Great News: Nielsen Announces Another Bumper Christmas for Books
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Over the last five years, revenue from UK Christmas book sales has jumped by over 18%, according to Nielsen Book – the leading provider of search, commerce, consumer research and...

Irish Bestsellers 16th December 2017

The Christmas bestseller list is a very exciting place to be and we’re thrilled that Carmel Harrington’s The Woman at 72 Derry Lane is holding it’s own in mass market fiction....

Atlas of the Irish Revolution
Atlas of the Irish Revolution named as the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the...
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Atlas of the Irish Revolution, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2017....

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli. Winner of Blackwells Book of the Year 2017.
Irish Bestsellers 9th December 2017

It’s an outstanding week for David Walliams; just when you think that surely all his fans must have bought (or had bought for them) Bad Dad by now, he goes...

Irish Bestsellers 2nd December 2017

Christmas has come early for the booksellers! It’s one of those rare times when book sales soar and Top 20 entries have over a thousand sales each. This year isn’t...

Sally Rooney Wins Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year
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Sally Rooney has been awarded the 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick for her fearless, sensual novel Conversations With...