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Dervla McTiernan’s The Rúin shortlisted for New Blood Showcase
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Val McDermid has unveiled her four ‘New Blood’ debut crime novelists for 2018. Val McDermid co-founded the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival with literary agent Jane Gregory and arts...

Why You Need a VPN as an Author by Kim Martin
Posted by Kim Martin in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

The battle for network security is escalating continuously. The more gadgets we have and the better the technologies become, the higher danger of being hacked and monitored our devices face....

International Support for PEN’s Freedom to Write Campaign Protest At Murder of Maltese Journalist

The following letter was published simultaneously in newspapers across the world on Monday 16th April 2018,  six months after the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. This action was co-ordinated...

Writer/Film Director Speed Dating Event
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Application Deadline: 17th May 2018 Do you have a published book – fiction or non-fiction – that would be suitable for adaptation to the big screen? Have you produced a...

Irish Bestsellers 12th April 2018

We have some interesting new and recent releases shaking things up this week. In the Children’s charts, we have a new release from Radio 1 DJs Greg James and Chris...

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Irish Bestsellers 31 March 2017

Things are settling back down to normal in the charts now. We’ve got only a couple of stubborn World Book Day Titles hanging on to the Top 20 (Paddington, of...

Irish Bestsellers 24th March 2018

The World Book Day titles have totally taken over the charts. Not only are all ten still in the Top 20, but they’ve stolen the top spot! There are also...

Bookshops contribute €132m to Irish Economy
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At their annual conference, Bookselling Ireland revealed that bookshops can be linked to €132m contribution to the Irish economy annually. The findings are part of a report undertaken by leading...

Irish Bestsellers 17th March 2018

It’s another big week for sales this week! Emma Hannigan is still number one; and while the World Book Day titles are still pushing everything up, there are still well...

New Irish Writing Celebrated at 47th Annual Hennessy Literary Awards
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Hennessy played host to a gathering of literary lovers last night in the historic surrounds of The Honourable Society of King’s Inns Dublin to announce the winners of the 47thannual...