KINSALE LITERARY FEST: The third incarnation of the Words by Water event takes place next weekend with its most impressive line-up yet.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
Cork director John Crowley impressed with Brooklyn and Intermission. Now he helms the film adaptation of bestselling book The Goldfinch, writes Esther McCarthy.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019
From film to fashion, books to TV, our writers pick the best cultural highlights of the season.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
From movies to music, fashion to food, our writers pick the cultural highlights of summer.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Yes, the fashion industry itself has many issues but at its very best, it is an art form. And isn’t feminism, at its very core, about choice? asks Louise O’Neill
Sat, 28 Jul, 2018
Eithne has always wanted to achieve things young. She was first published aged 11, receiving £20 for a poem. At 21, she joined The Sunday Times, but took a break after a year to live in Paris and write.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Amid then fall-off in ebooks’ popularity, Mark Evans contacted bookshops to find out why sales of paper books are staging a welcome fightback from the brink of extinction
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
If Parker printed an inventory of her wardrobe and bound it in her favourite colour it would be a bestseller.
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
STARTING life in Balbriggan, Frankie moved to inner-city Dublin at 12. He mitched from school, and in his early 20s, working in nightclubs, saw Dublin’s underside.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
Mary Black plays live in the open-air courtyard of the 2,500-acre Curraghmore Estate in Portlaw, Waterford, on Saturday, September 19, as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival. Tickets are €27.50 and on sale from www.comeraghswild.com
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
Five Irish novels have been nominated along with 137 other titles by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
Sun, 10 Aug, 2014
Irish authors Joseph O’Neill and Niall Williams are in the running for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Sun, 13 Jul, 2014
Bermuda shorts. Check. Swimming togs x2. Check. Factor 50. Check. War & Peace, Ulysses. Ch... Hold it a minute.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Debut novelist Eimear McBride has won the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction only a week after winning the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
Debut Irish novelist Eimear McBride has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction only three months after failing to win another high-profile award.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2014
Sat, 14 Dec, 2013
Highlights includethe return of Anne Doyle, and Simon Reeve's new show on pilgrimages
Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
The literary stars came out last night for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in Dublin.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
Crime has definitely paid for John Connolly, who has sold over 10m books. He talks murder with Richard Fitzpatrick
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
BRET EASTON ELLIS was 19 when he wrote Less Than Zero, a coruscating account of disaffected youth in his hometown, Los Angeles.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2010
The launch of the latest Harry Potter book helped London-based publishing house Bloomsbury boost sales and see pre-tax profit leap 38.3% to £15.38m, in 2003.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2004
Publishing company Bloomsbury said today that a magical performance from child wizard Harry Potter in the first half of 2003 helped it to one of the busiest six-month periods in its history.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2003
American author Valerie Martin beat favourites Donna Tartt and Zadie Smith to win the Orange Prize for Fiction tonight.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2003
The dashing and noble hero Mr Darcy is the dream date for female bookworms, a survey found today.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2003
Bloomsbury Publishing turned the spotlight away from its Harry Potter series today as it geared up for what it believes will be a record autumn.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2002
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