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Penguin & Random House Merger
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

We are sure many of you will have by now heard the news that Random House and Penguin are set to merge in a £2.4bn deal creating Penguin Random House,...

It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again!
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NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month is about to start again! Last year Val Healy gave us her progress reports in National Novel Writing Month Parts One, Two and Three and...

Welcome to the new look writing.ie!
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

With twice as much content, an expanded section For Readers and a whole new Irish language section, we’ve been working behind the scenes for the past nine months to fix...

Dublin Book Festival Announces 2012 Programme Highlights
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Dublin Book Festival has announced its 2012 programme highlights and a return to the traditional home of Irish publishing in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar. 2012 Festival dates: 13th – 18th November...

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012
Posted by Patrick Crowley in > News for Writers

It is 8.30pm on Friday evening and I have just dropped my case in the hallway, having returned from Frankfurt. I’m wreaked, but still feeling the rush of the book...

Hilary Mantel Wins Second Man Booker Prize
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Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the prestigious prize in 2009. Mantel is the first...

Specsavers to Sponsor UK National Book Awards
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

Specsavers have been announced as headline sponsor of the UK National Book Awards 2012 SPECSAVERS will be headline sponsor of the National Book Awards in a two year sponsorship deal announced on...