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A Life of Books: Elizabeth McCullough, born Derry 1928
Posted by Elizabeth McCullough in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Elizabeth McCullough’s Eighty Not Out: Memoirs of a Bad Mixer (2012) has recently been published by Blackstaff. Born in  1928, her published non fiction also includes: A Square Peg:an Ulster childhood...

Sligo’s Yeats Festival ‘Tread Softly’ Returns for 2013
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Following a successful first outing last year, Tread Softly returns to Sligo 25 July – 9 August,  a festival celebrating the link between the northwestern town and the Yeats family...

What Will be Your Beach Read This Weekend? The Irish Bestseller Lists…

This week we are very excited to see Sheila O’Flanagan’s Things We Never Say overtaking Dan Brown’s Inferno and Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed to take the No.2 slot...

What It Takes To Be A Writer by Mary Malone
Posted by Mary Malone in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Working in the Central Statistics Office during the day and writing in the evenings and at weekends keeps me pretty busy – and buzzing (I drink far too much coffee!)...

Writer’s Fellowship Trinity College Dublin
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Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for a Writer’s Fellowship which is funded by the School of English and by a grant-aid from the Arts Council. The...

The World’s First Truly Global Trade Book Publishing Company Launches
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The global senior executive team for Penguin Random House was announced today (July 1st 2013) by Chief Executive Officer Markus Dohle, following the closing of the transaction by shareholders Bertelsmann...

Gone Girl back at No.1 again – by a whisker!

Just when we thought Dan Brown’s Inferno had settled itself in the top spot, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has crept back up into the number one position for the second...

Applications Invited for UCD Writer’s Fellowship
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The School of English, Drama and Film, College of Arts and Celtic Studies at University College Dublin is offering a Writer’s Fellowship. Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation...

The Movers and Shakers: Irish Bestsellers

Great to see Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane on the climb after his IMPAC win – gathering pace too, Lee Child’s A Wanted Man, now out in paperback. Read Kevin’s...

Take It On The Road by Janet E Cameron
Posted by Janet E Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

So your dream has come true: your book is published. You’ve had your wine-soaked launch, bombarded local radio stations and newspapers with requests for reviews and appearances, maybe even given...