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Little Island Books wins Irish Small Press of the Year
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It was announced at the London Book Fair last week that Little Island Books have won the Irish Small Press of the Year Award. A brand new prize, it is...

Sally Rooney and Anna Burns longlisted for the Folio Prize
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Irish writers Sally Rooney and Anna Burns have been longlisted for this year’s Folio Prize. Both authors are also longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Rathbones Folio...

New Six Book Deal for Catherine Ryan Howard
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Blackstone Publishing have bought North American rights to six more titles by Cork author Catherine Ryan Howard in a major six-figure deal by Jane Gregory for David Higham Associates. Catherine’s...

Irish Bestsellers 9th March 2019

Well that’s more like it! World Book Day 2019 has been and gone and well and truly hit the bestseller list. All 13 of this year’s titles have made the...

Danielle McLaughlin wins Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction
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Irish writer Danielle McLaughlin has won a Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction. The award is worth $165,000, making it one of the richest literary awards in the world. The citation...

Shortlistees for the 48th Annual Hennessy Literary Awards Announced
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The historic setting of Smock Alley Theatre will set the scene for the announcement of the 48th Hennessy Literary Awards on Thursday March 28th. The Hennessy Literary Awards celebrates the...

Irish Bestsellers 2nd March 2019

While David Walliams continues to steal the throne at the top of the charts, with almost 2500 sales of Fing, the stars of the show for Children’s books this week are...

Anna Burns and Sally Rooney longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction
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Irish writers Anna Burns and Sally Rooney longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Anna Burns is longlisted for her novel Booker Prize winning novel, Milkman, while Sally Rooney is...

Irish Bestsellers 23rd February 2019

The Top 20 this week is taking things slowly – no new releases, and not much movement. The biggest star, of course, is David Walliams’ new book, Fing, which has taken...

Splonk: A New Irish Flash E-zine
Posted by Nuala O’Connor in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Splonk is a brand new flash e-zine based in Ireland. The Splonk team, which may expand, are myself Nuala O’Connor, as editor-in-chief, and my co-editors are Adam Trodd, Marie Gethins, Robert...