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Dublin Book Festival continues….

After an absolutely fantastic weekend, Dublin Book Festival are back again this week with more bookish events! Monday, the queen of skincare, Jennifer Rock AKA The Skin Nerd speaks to journalist and presenter Nadine Reid about her new book. Jennifer will share some top tips about skincare from The Skin Nerd,...

Review: The Enchanted Lake, by Sinéad De Valera

The Enchanted Lake Sinéad De Valera. Illustrations by Alexis Sierra. Currach Books; 112pp; €22.99; hb; 9781782189237 Review by Síne Quinn ‘On a hawthorn bush close by, a thrush warbled among the fragrant blossoms. Nessa removed...

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin wins 1573 International Poetry Award

Major International Prize Awarded to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is this year's recipient of the 1573 International Poetry Award, one of China's highest literary honours. Usually presented during a ceremony at the International Festival of Poetry and Liquor in Luzhou, Sichuan Province,...

Academy House to feature in Book-themed Late Late Toy Show

Tonight's Late Late Toy Show will feature the RIA Academy House on Dawson Street in a new light, as the RTÉ team used it as a backdrop for a book themed section on the annual show celebrating the best of Irish toys and books. The Roald Dahl-themed extravaganza will...

Arts Council Director’s Blog

Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly lastest message share an update on the additional funding in 2021 and outlines how the Arts Council is working to ensure these vital supports get to the right places. Speaking about the challenges the arts sector faced in 2020, Kennelly said "2020 and...

Review: Matt. D’Arcy & Old Newry Whiskies, by Michael McKeown

Matt. D’Arcy & Old Newry Whiskies by Michael McKeown | Old Newry Publications | 9780956055026 | £11.99 This book is a product of the author’s ambition to revive the Matt. D’Arcy distillery in Newry. Michael McKeown was inspired to...

In:Verse—The Heart Uncut, by Marian Kilcoyne

The Heart Uncut by Marian Kilcoyne | Wordsonthestreet | pb €12 | 68pp | 978190701551. Review by Fred Johnston No bad thing when a poet who has published widely in...

John O’Brien, Dalkey Archive Press (1945-2020)

Books Ireland was saddened to hear of the passing of Dalkey Archive Publisher John O'Brien on November 21 2020 at the age of 75. Originally from Chicago but with strong Irish roots, O'Brien founded the Dalkey Archive Press in his hometown in 1984 and in later years opened...

An Post Irish Book Awards – Online Awards

Join in online - tonight at 7:30 Tonight, for the first time ever, audiences around the world will be able to tune in to discover the best of Irish writing with the An Post Irish Book Awards! The announcement for all the category...

Two Irish Authors On Costa Prize Shortlist

The Costas, the only literary prize for authors from Britain and Ireland, recognise the “most enjoyable” books across five categories, with 708 books submitted this year. Two Irish authors have made it onto the 2020 shortlist. Nominated in the first novel category is Michelle Gallen, for Big Girl, Small Town, a darkly comic...