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Playwright Marina Carr Awarded Windham-Campbell Prize
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In World Book Day week, there was very good news for Irish playwright Marina Carr when she received a phone call from the Director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale...

Irish Bestsellers 25th February 2017

This week, we’ve taken The Good Mother to our hearts, as Sinead Moriarty’s novel leaps up to the top spot of the Top 20. We’ve also apparently rediscovered our love for a certain...

Irish Bestsellers 18th February 2017

It’s a good week for fiction: not only do we still have some great books from last week (The Heart’s Invisible Furies and Sophie Kinsella’s My Not So Perfect Life) but The Wedding Promise by...

We Need To Talk About Book Pricing by Tara Sparling
Posted by Tara Sparling in > The Big Idea

Yesterday I was briefly let out of my cage to do a bit of investigating in three bookshops. The first was a big Irish chain. The second was a very...

Irish Bestsellers 11th February 2017

Some fabulous new books out; almost like the powers-that-be realised we need some escapism to cope with the crazy world! We have pure fun with Sophie Kinsella’s new novel: My Not...

4 Irish Women Writers on Longlist for the Sunday Times Short Story Award 2017
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The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to...

Finding Inspiration – Who is Jason Symes?
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > The Big Idea

Who is Jason Symes? His gmail identity photo reveals none other than Waldorf, a geezer in the Muppet Show. I don’t know what Jason Symes looks like – we’ve never...

Irish Bestsellers 4th February 2016

Lots of brand new Hardback Non-fiction in the charts this week! Heading the pack is the new Deliciously Ella With Friends and joining Ella in helping us all towards healthier eating we...

Irish Romance on the RoNA Shortlist
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Here at Writing.ie, we think it’s going to be one of those brilliant years for Irish novelists and short story writers – just announced Anne O’Loughlin The Judge’s Wife  (Black...

Irish Bestsellers 28th January 2017

We have some movers and shakers in the charts this week! There are some great new releases, including A Family Secret by Josephine Cox, Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet by Tom Kerridge and a brand new...