Lafcadio Hearn, ground-breaking journalist, translator and writer, in 1895

Celebrating an extraordinary international man of letters

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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“I had a Connaught nurse who told me fairy tales and ghost stories. So I ought to love Irish things, and do

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