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Zoë Miller’s 10 tips for getting over “Writer’s Vacuum”
Posted by Zoë Miller in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

What do you do when your book is finished? Some people tie up their package of carefully aligned A4 sheets in pretty pink ribbons and make a wish over it...

Where I Write: Michelle Jackson, Sarah Harte & Caroline Finnerty

The summer is well and truly in full swing and we’ve asked three of Ireland’s popular fiction authors Michelle Jackson (5 Peppermint Grove), Sarah Harte (Thick and Thin) and Caroline...

Need a Good Book? The Irish Bestsellers

In another week of strong sales, Sheila O’Flanagan is holding her own at No.2 with Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl still dominating the No. I slot. Scroll down to see the...

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...