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Theo Dorgan explains just why it’s impossible to have a favourite book. ONE OF THE MINOR HAZARDS of bringing out a new book is the phone call or e-mail from some young journalist who’s...
Sarah Maria Griffin reveals her romance with the National Library in Dublin City and the LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire I’d known it was there for years before I really fell in love with it,...

Burkeopedia

The illustrated world of daughter-and-father team Kathi and John Burke The idea for Kathi and John’s first book, Irelandopedia, came as a result of a conversation between Kathi and Nicki Howard of Gill Books....
Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh of Cois Life talks about publishing contemporary teenage fiction and confounding expectations as Gaeilge OPINION There’s nothing I like more than reading. First drafts, finished drafts, proofs, the...
Jane Mitchell’s book A Dangerous Crossing tells the story of Ghalib, a young Kurdish boy fleeing the Syrian civil war. Over the last few years, news reports have been replete with harrowing images...

Hey YA – Podcast

Listen here. From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult...
Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana...
This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books. To listen, check it out...

Stockists

Where can you get a copy of Books Ireland? Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier St, Dublin 2 Campus Bookshop UCD Charlie Byrne’s Secondhand Bookshop Dubray...
 ‘Literary prizes are about marketing - many excellent writers never win anything’ Interview by Mary McCarthy A successful cataract operation in 2006 had the extraordinary effect of unlocking my memories...
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