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Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads allows some of our brilliant writers the chance to pass on their lists of essential reads. All writers are readers, but just what have they been reading, and what do they recommend?

Great Post Paddy’s Day Reads
Posted by Barbara Scully in , .

St Patricks Day has come and gone in a blur of slick marketing and a lot of drinking.  We had the greening of iconic monuments all over the world, our...

Recommended Reads for Valentine’s Day

We’ve gone all romantic at writing.ie and thought we’d bring you a mixture of the fiction, non fiction and poetry that might make that great Valentine’s gift, or at least...

Photo Haiga

In a genre is called photo-haiga, where text and images are delicately matched, Gabriel Rosenstock brings you beautiful words in both Irish and English, to accompany Ron Rosenstock’s photographs. A...

Derek Flynn’s Best Music Books of 2012
Posted by Derek Flynn in , .

In the tradition of the “Best-of-the Year” polls that we always see this time of year, I’ve decided to take a look at the “Best Music Books of 2012”. Having...

Deepest Red – a Manchester United anthology

Deepest Red is a collection of writing about the myth, madness, and glory that is Manchester United. Edited by lifelong United fan, and journalist, Brian Foley, it brings together writers,...

Short and Sweet: Six of the Best Short Story Collections in 2012
Posted by Lane Ashfeldt in , .

A short fiction collection is like a box of chocolates: in each there’ll be the select few you pick as favourites, others that you’re less keen on. But as the...

Give a Book This Christmas: Colm O’Regan’s Recommendations
Posted by Colm O'Regan in , .

Comedian and author, Colm O’Regan’s Isn’t It Well For Ye? The Book of Irish Mammies, was nominated for the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards. Read our his article that reveals...

Five Gold Star Reads for Christmas

Well it’s that time of year and we look back at what has been a really strong and eventful year for Irish books and publishing and wonder if the year...

Barbara Scully’s Recommended Reads For Christmas

I have nothing against E Readers and Kindles and the like but, for me, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that compares to getting my hands on a new book –...

Melanie Verwoerd’s Top 5 Reads for Christmas
Posted by Melanie Verwoerd in , .

Melanie Verwoerd is a human rights campaigner and former South African Ambassador to Ireland. Her memoir  When We Dance hit No 1 in the best seller list and gives a...