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Irish Bestsellers 5th August 2017

J. K. Rowling is back in the Top 10 Children’s chart as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes out in paperback, announces its Broadway opening next year and releases a new run of...

Irish Bestsellers W/Ending 29th July 2017

This week sees the fabulous Ruth Fitzmaurice’s I Found My Tribe still in the top 3. The reviews of this incredible memoir sum it up: ‘One of the year’s most...

Irish Bestsellers w/ending 22nd July 2017

Number one bestseller Karin Slaughter is back with a stunning standalone that is – a number one bestseller. A gripping story laden with incredible characters, this is a superb read...

Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry on the Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize has been announced, and we’re delighted to see Irish writers Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry included in the...

Irish Bestsellers 15th July 2017

All good things must come to an end, and that’s no less true here in the bestsellers charts as David Walliams is finally knocked off his throne by Lesley Pearse’s most...

Crime Wave Heads to Harrogate: The World’s Biggest Crime Festival
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

It’s the biggest celebration of the crime genre in the world. The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival begins on Thursday 20 July featuring a veritable Who’s Who of crime...

Irish Bestsellers 8th July 2017

Another week, another number one for David Walliams here in Ireland, as The World’s Worst Children continue their reign of terror despite being knocked off the top spot over in the UK...

Beyond Borders and Brexit: Slovak Poetry in Translation by Eleni Cay
Posted by Eleni Cay in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

There is no doubt that the advent of portable, affordable and wifi-enabled screens, has changed the ways in which we think, feel and love. The questions I contemplate through my...

Irish Bestsellers 1st July 2017

Very little activity in the charts this week, as we head into summer (in theory, anyway…). David Walliams continues to lead with The World’s Worst Children 2 and Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water is...

#Modwordsfest – Ireland’s Newest Spoken Word Festival
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

On the 15th and 16th of July, Waterford plays host to Ireland’s newest Spoken Word festival, #Modwordsfest. The brainchild of Waterford writer and playwright, Anna Jordan, the festival will celebrate...