Cute, joyous, loveable—the new 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…on Paper—Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie Ní Churreáin reveals what books she would save if her house was on fire, in the companions series to the Books Ireland podcast, Burning Books.

Fab Festive reading guide from Children’s Books Ireland

Great reading guide for the festive season from Children's Books Ireland.

Burning Books—Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan tells Ruth McKee which books he'd save if his house was on fire, in the latest episode of Burning Books.

An Post Book Awards announced

Winners of the An Post Book Awards announced.

Listen Now Again—humanity and beauty in Heaney exhibition

Ruth McKee visits the Seamus Heaney exhibition Listen Now Again, and talks with Ann-Marie Smith from National Library of Ireland about a moving, multi-sensory experience

Irish Lives in America—the good, the bad and the beautiful

Irish Lives in America, a new biography spanning three centuries.

Laura King reads Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

Laura King reads Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan.

Burning Books—Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O'Connor talks to Ruth McKee in the latest Burning Books podcast.

Bookshops and the geography of pleasure—an essay by Peter Sirr

Peter Sirr on bookshops as refuge for the solitary wanderer, and the joy of surprise in this extract from Intimate City (Gallery Press)

Pace, twists and familiar faces in High Pressure by Sam Blake

Catherine Murphy reads High Pressure, a twisty thriller full of tension by Sam Blake.