Flash Fiction—top ten stories announced
Dingle Literary Festival Returns – 20–22 Nov
Arts Council’s Capacity Building Support Scheme
Nature as an imaginative source—Channel Literary Magazine
Books Ireland Flash Fiction Series—Editor’s Choice
Books Ireland Flash Fiction
Cute, joyous, loveable—YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar
Hani and Ishu’s Guide To fake Dating is the new YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar and it’s everything it promises.
Linguistic archaeology—how words reveal our history
How Linguistics can Help the Historian| Anthony Harvey|Royal Irish Academy| ISBN:9781911479697|€ 9.50 Evidence of who we were is wired through etymology by Anthony Harvey It took a modification of the Roman calendar to bring September, October, November and December into their current positions...
A loosening and tightening knot: Eoghan Smith on the artistry of Joanna Walsh
Seed|Joanna Walsh|No Alibis Press| 2021|Limited Edition Set|ISBN: 9781838108113 by Eoghan Smith Seed, by the acclaimed multidisciplinary writer Joanna Walsh, was first published by Visual Editions in 2017 as a digital interactive app. The relatively straight-forward narrative, described as a ‘queer coming-of-age story...
Burning Books Q and A—Alan Titley
Alan Titley talks all things bookish for the companion series to our popular podcast, Burning Books The Táin: Ireland’s Battle Epic, by Alan Titley is the first chapter-book edition of Ireland’s greatest legend for more than 30 years. Titley goes back...
‘We are all afraid, we all fall in love’—International Booker Prize 2023 longlist revealed
Long-list revealed for The International Booker Prize 2023 There are 13 books from 12 countries on the long-list for this year's International Booker Prize, including work translated from Catalan, Bulgarian and Tamil, and features an Irish translator for the second time. Fiammetta Rocco, administrator...
The First Page—Rosemary Jenkinson
Rosemary Jenkinson reads the first page of The Crosshair, from her new short story collection Love in the Time of Chaos (Arlen House) https://youtu.be/lfgDAnhoWzM
Rigour and openness—Poetry, Politics and the Law in Modern Ireland
Poetry, Politics, and the Law in Modern Ireland|Adam Hanna| Syracuse University Press|ISBN 9780815637660|hb $75.00 Rigour and openness—Poetry, Politics, and the Law in Modern Ireland, by Adam Hanna (Syracuse University Press) by Dr Karl O'Hanlon Adam Hanna’s monograph Poetry, Politics, and the Law...
Simon & Schuster acquires debut by Roisín O’Donnell in nine-way auction
Simon & Schuster acquires Nesting, the debut novel by Roisín O'Donnell in a nine-way auction Simon & Schuster, UK’s Scribner imprint, has acquired Nesting by Roisín O’Donnell in a fiercely contested nine-publisher auction. Scribner Publishing Director Sophie Missing acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Eleanor Birne at...
1. Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book Author: Anthony, Nathan Publisher: Ebury Press Volume: 7,214 ISBN: 9781529903546 2. My Father's House Author: O'Connor, Joseph Publisher: Harvill Secker Volume: 6,562 ISBN: 9781787300835 3. It Ends With Us Author: Hoover, Colleen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Volume: 4,507 ISBN: 9781471156267 4. Marvel Spider-Man Pocket Guide:World Book Day 2023 Author: Saunders, Catherine Publisher: DK Children Ltd Volume: 4,081 ISBN: 9780241619247 5. Kay's Brilliant Brains: A World Book Day 2023 Mini...
Milk—time and structure let loose in a book destined to be a cult classic
Milk: On Motherhood and Madness|Alice Kinsella|Picador|€13.99 Milk—time and structure are let loose in a genre defying book destined to become a cult classic by Laura King From its opening pages, Milk: On Motherhood and Madness, already feels like the kind of cult...
Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist announced
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy one of nine debuts on the Women's Prize for Fiction Trespasses by Louise Kennedy (Bloomsbury) is one of nine debuts on the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction this year, which includes previous winners Maggie O'Farrell and Barbara Kingsolver.
When the door opens, go in—lessons from leaders on International Women’s Day
Work. Life.|Claire O'Connell|The Royal Irish Academy|€7.95 Lessons from Leaders—some pearls of wisdom for International Women's Day Work. Life. Lessons from Leaders (The Royal Irish Academy) is a collection of short snippets of hard-earned wisdom and insights from people—mostly women—who have achieved great...
Minister Martin heralds International Women’s Day—event highlights
Photo by Naoise Culhane: The National Library of Ireland Minister Martin heralds achievements of Irish women ahead of International Women’s Day—plus event highlights Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., has today paid tribute to the huge contribution made by Irish women on the global...