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Irish Bestsellers Week Ending 24th August

So this week Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart has pipped The Casual Vacancy into the top 3. We’re smiling here at writing.ie. Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed has been...

His Words Live On: Seamus Heaney 1939-2013
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Throughout Ireland and the world, readers and writers are mourning the loss of the one of our greatest poets, Seamus Heaney. Heaney’s death was announced by his family early on...

Begrudgery by Janet E. Cameron
Posted by Janet E Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Picture it: you’re at a gathering packed with writerly types, all doing the usual drinking and complaining, when someone arrives bursting with good news – an award, a publishing deal,...

Margaret Atwood & Charlie Higson at 2013 Mountains to Sea
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Dun Laoghaire’s Mountains to Sea Festival is in it’s fifth year and going from strength to strength. Conceived by Heritage Officer Tim Carey and Arts Planner Bert Wright the Mountains...

What’s Up & What’s Down? Irish Bestsellers Week Ending 13th August

Its nomination for the Booker Prize longlist has catapulted Donal Ryan’s wonderful The Spinning Heart into the top 20 this week at number 7. To get the inside track, read...

Looking Back…The First eNovel to be Nominated For The Booker
Posted by Martin Boylan in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

1995 was a year of vast change in the publishing industry. Big publishers were eating up small publishers, best sellers ruled the waves, the small independent publishers were vanishing, and...

Maureen Kennelly Director Poetry Ireland
New Directors for Poetry Ireland & CBI
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The Board of Poetry Ireland is pleased to announce Maureen Kennelly as the new Director of Poetry Ireland. Maureen has worked with a wide number of arts organisations in recent...

The Irish Bestsellers Week Ending 10th August

In a week of healthy sales there may be changes afoot in next week’s bestseller list with Roddy Doyle’s follow up to the fabulous Commitments hitting this week’s chart at...

Listen and Learn by Orla Broderick

My dog is a great listener I got lucky. Not just with the dog, but also with the teachers, mentors and guides at HI-Arts (now Emergents) gave me. HI-Arts Talent...

Mary Jane Who?

Mary Jane Joyce died of cancer at 7 St Peter’s Terrace, Phibsborough, on August 13, 1903 at the age of 44.  Mary Jane who? As neglected in death as she...