Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who is perhaps better known in Japan than the country he was born in, is finally getting the recognition h(...)

A new edition of the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The Essential A-Z Guide to the Written Word was published in October

A new edition has just been published of the reference text of choice for editors, journalists and publishers

An Irishman’s Diary about a protean literary genius and traveller

‘At his trial for Alice Brady’s murder, Patrick Traynor claimed the gun went off because of “a belt I got in the arm”.’ Above, crowds in Dublin’s O’Connell street attending a trades union meeting in September 1913. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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