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What’s topping the charts this week? The Irish Bestseller List

This week we’ve some new titles in the top 20 with the welcome arrival of Column McCann’s Transatlantic at No. 4 and The Kite Runner author, Khaled Hosseini, hitting No....

Gavin Corbett Wins Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2013
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Author Gavin Corbett has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for his novel, This is the Way. The prize was announced as Listowel Writers’ Week opened...

Maeve’s Times: Maeve Binchy’s Irish Times Journalism coming July 2013.
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

In a wonderful tribute to much missed author Maeve Binchy, Maeve’s Times: A collection of Maeve Binchy’s Irish Times journalism is to be published on the anniversary of the writer’s...

The Irish Bestsellers List – Changes at the Top!

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has finally been levered from the top of the chart – by red hot sales (sorry!) of Dan Brown’s keenly awaited Inferno. But what else is...

Ballymun Students Publish New Novel for Reluctant Teen Readers
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

In an innovative move that is exactly the type of entrepreneurship we need to be fostering in Ireland, a group of Ballymun secondary school students have published a new novel...

The Irish Best Seller List; New Titles in the Top 20

With Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl still selling over 1500 copies a week in Ireland, there’s no move in the top slot, but there’s change further down the Top 20, with...

Smile for the Camera! by Janet E Cameron
Posted by Janet E Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Okay, let’s suppose for a minute that you’re not great with people. At school you were on your own a lot of the time, daydreaming, a step behind the others,...

Two Irish Writers on the Edge Hill Prize Shortlist
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A record number of writers entered this year’s prestigious Edge Hill Short Story Prize, with interest from a wide range of large mainstream publishers and independent presses. Now in its...

Irish Bestsellers This Week!

No major changes at the top this week – have you read Gone Girl or Strumpet City yet? Now’s your chance! Delighted to see some newcomers in the chart including...

Katy Regan: Every Book is Different
Posted by Katy Regan in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

Now this is nice. This is pleasant. It’s sunny inside, a blossom-laden tree is lolling against the window. I’m sitting in my local cafe typing this, coffee and banana loaf...