Belonging – Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2019

Children’s Books Ireland presents Belonging: Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2019 Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd September, Light House Cinema, Smithfield Having established itself as the most significant event for adults interested in children’s books in...

Current Issue

July/August 2019, issue: 386 Opinion Mary Watson on how learning about Irish mythology helped her settle in Ireland.Book notes Tony Canavan with the latest from the world of books.Rights news Caoimhe Fox reports on recent rights news from Ireland.Book focus David Ryan on the story behind Buck Whaley: Ireland's greatest adventurer.Miles Leeson marks the...

Liber, Sligo, named Bookshop of the Year 2019

Liber, the much-loved Sligo independent bookshop, has been named Bookshop of the Year at the annual Irish Independent Retail Awards 2019. Best-selling author Andrea Hayes, in presenting the awards, celebrated the dedication of all of the finalists to serving their communities. In the case of Liber, this is a commitment that goes...

Eugene O’Neill 2019 Festival News

Picture: Patrick Browne The 2019 Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre will take place across two locations this autumn, with the first half running throughout September in Danville, California, and the second half in New Ross, Wexford, October 8-13. The US festival is celebrating 20...

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die – author to visit Northern Ireland.

James Mustich, the author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: ALife-Changing List will be coming to Northern Ireland for two special events this October. James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent bookshop in New York. He co-founded, and was for two decades the...

Writing opportunity with DALKEY CREATES – 2 x €1,000 prizes

We are absolutely delighted to be partnering up once again with Dalkey Creates Writing festival for the 2019 Short Story Competition, and introducing the brand new Dalkey Poetry Prize. With a €1,000 euro prize for each competition, don't miss this amazing opportunity to win a cash prize and publication. Last year's first prize...

Fireside Tales in TCD

As part of this year’s Heritage Week, the Department of Irish and Celtic Languages will be celebrating the stories and storytellers of the Irish language in a free event to which everyone is very welcome.  The event will take place in the Maxwell Theatre in Trinity College Dublin, on...

Chris Morash to Chair judging panel for International Dublin Literary Award 2020

It has been announced that Professor Chris Morash of Trinity College Dublin will take the role of Chair of the judging committee for the International Dublin Literary Award 2020.  Organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council, the award, at €100,000, is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in...

CARCANET Celebrate 50 years

Originally a literary magazine founded in 1962, Carcanet Press was founded as a publishing house in 1969 and in the last fifty years has evolved into one of the leading poetry publishers, and a unique survivor in the precarious world of literary imprints. We will celebrate our fiftieth anniversary from Autumn 2019 – Summer 2020.

Gill Books announce their 2019 autumn/winter titles

Gill Books have announced their autumn/winter 2019 list and it includes some stunning books which, we suspect, you are going to hear a lot more about over the coming months – and see a lot more of on your local bookshop shelves, windows and tables.  It’s a large list, 34 titles in all between...