Well-known figures such as Fiona Shaw, Joe Duffy and Sonia O’Sullivan tell Richard Fitzpatrick about the reads they’ve been most impressed with in 2019.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019
This year’s selection of children’s books features stories with universal themes, cute dogs and reindeer, superb illustrations, and iconic Irish settings, says Emmet Arrigan
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
Irish writer, Kevin Barry, who was the only Irish author on the longlist for his novel Night Boat to Tangier, did not make the shortlist.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
Five novels have been shortlisted for the 2019 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year at Listowel Writers’ Week, with a shared prize fund of €19,000, one of the biggest in Ireland.
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
Here's all you need to know this lunchtime.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2018
Child-friendly characters and superb artwork combine to ensure there are loads of books on offer for younger children this festive season, writes Mary Arrigan
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
After college in Dublin, Orlagh worked in the production department for various films, then she left for London and worked in the city in IT recruitment.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
The latest book reviews for kids.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Mary Arrigan has some great books for children this week.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Mary Arrigan has got some great ideas about books for the young-ones.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Available now Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Independence Day, explores non-fiction for the first time with a biography of his parents.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Ella Queen of Jazz by Helen Hancocks (Frances Lincoln, €13.90 HB)
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Hug Me Please by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz (Words And Pictures, €14.20 HB)
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Lift the Flap and Colour- Ocean and, Lift the Flap and Colour-Jungle by Alice Bowsher (Frances Lincoln, €7.10 each)
Sat, 13 May, 2017
Vinnie Goes To Vegas by Stephen Walsh and Marita O’Donovan (O’Brien, €8.99)
Sat, 06 May, 2017
AN epigraph from the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi is a fitting opener to Jhumpa Lahiri’s most recent book on the joys and difficulties of learning Italian.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
* Danny Brown and The Monster Toothbrush by Brianóg Brady Dawson (O’Brien, €6.99)
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
For Simon Barnes the Sacred Combe is the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. It is a place to which he returns regularly, sometimes for up to two months.
Check out our selection of children’s books for this week, reviewed by Mary Arrigan.
Sat, 25 Mar, 2017
It is only 22 years since 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda, most of them hacked to death in an orgy of violence that focused the attention of the world’s media on the tiny, landlocked African nation.
Ryle Dwyer reads a trilogy that traces the life and crimes of the tyrant responsible for the deaths of millions of his fellow countrymen.
Sun, 19 Mar, 2017
Sat, 18 Mar, 2017
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017
My First Animals by Aino-Maiji Metsola (Wide Eyed, €8.20 HB)
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
* Will You Be My Friend? by Molly Potter (Featherstone, €11.50 HB)
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
When Michael Peppiatt stepped inside the French House, a dark, dank Soho pub, one busy lunchtime in June 1963, he could hardly have anticipated how life-changing an impact the next few hours would afford him.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
Hannah Stephenson grills industry experts about the hotly-tipped new titles for 2017.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
There’s Broccoli In my Ice Cream by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury €8.20)
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Sat, 07 Jan, 2017
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Mary Arrigan has a few titles for children that may just get your kids interested in reading. Check out her thoughts on The Glump And The Peeble, Giving Thank and Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch!
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
* The Enchanted Wood, and The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (Egmont, €14.40 HB)
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
* Sir Dancealot Timothy Knapman and Keith Robinson (Bloomsbury, €8.20)
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
Polly Samson loves to write, but hates sitting at her desk. She tells Colette Sheridan why she finds the short story to be the ideal form.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Oscar Wilde was the most famous — and notorious — of his family but they were already a wild bunch long before his scandalous downfall. Mary Leland reads between the lines of a chronicle of fortune and misfortune.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Why Do I Have To Eat My Greens
Lulu and the Noisy Baby by Camilla Reid and Ailie Busby (Bloomsbury, €8.30)
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
The Great Dragon Bake Off By Nicola O’Byrne (Bloomsbury, €8.20)
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
* The Truth According to Arthur by Tim Hopgood (Bloomsbury, €8.40)
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
The Homeless Bumblebee and Me by David Greaves
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
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