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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...

Summer Sales Boost: This Weeks Irish Bestsellers

August is traditionally holiday month and just when you’d thought everyone in the country had to have bought Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl by now (it has been selling in excess...

Elizabeth Reapy Longlisted for PEN International New Voices Award
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PEN International has set up an annual New Voices Award to encourage new writing in the countries in which they operate  – now comprising 146 Centres spanning more than 100...

What Are You Reading? This Week’s Irish Bestsellers

After the news was released that JK Rowling was the real author of the Roger Galbraith thriller The Cuckoo’s Calling, more about that from Janet E Cameron here, it’s no...

Catherine Ryan Howard
Catherine Ryan Howard: Making the Most of Your Time
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Getting a handle on my time and how I use it is my Summer 2013 Project. (That name implies I always have a summer project. Alas, no. But having a...

It’s All in the Name by Janet E Cameron
Posted by Janet E Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Okay, time to come clean. I’ve been involved in an elaborate hoax for years. You see, I don’t actually exist. Any of you who believe you’ve met me were the...

What’s Hot: The Irish Bestseller List

No change in the weather but some definite changes in the Top 20, with Cuckoo’s Calling by a mysterious new crime writer Robert Galbraith shooting into the number 6 position....

Donal Ryan Longlisted for the Man Booker
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The Lilliput Press and Doubleday Ireland are delighted to announce that The Spinning Heart by debut author Donal Ryan has been long listed for the Man Booker Prize. Antony Farrell,...

The Magdalen, Marita Conlon McKenna
Buy Irish This Summer! The Irish Bestseller List

Rather shockingly this week, there are only two Irish authors in the Top 10 – Sheila O’Flanagan with Things We Never Say and Marita Conlon McKenna’s The Magdalen, a re-release...