‘One beginning and one ending for a book was a thing I did not agree with,” Flann O’Brien declared in the opening of his 1939 classic At Swim-Two-Bird(...)

Nutgrove Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: currently bringing in rent of €4.1 million

Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 is one of five retail parks in receivership to be offered for sale on the instructions of Bank of Irela(...)

Jim Crace in Dublin in 2013: Having worked as a journalist, he is interested in facts but does not allow them to impede his fiction, where he allows imagination and invention full liberty. “What’s wrong with making it up? It’s a story. It only has to feel real.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Never a man to make a fuss, Jim Crace of the direct gaze does appear to find it difficult not to smile. He is always smiling, or so it seems. Today he(...)

Jim Crace’s win is a victory for the art of fiction. One of the finest overall winners to date and only the fourth  English-language  winner, he is a self-described fabulist,  interested in ideas, not characters or even plot.  Harvest, set in  the late medieval world, tells the story of a rural community faced with  the break-up of common land as it is about to fall into the hands of the few

This year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award has been won by the revered British writer Jim Crace with his dramatic pastoral Harvest. He is t(...)

British writer Jim Crace has won this year’s IMPAC award for his novel Harvest.

This year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been won by the revered British writer Jim Crace with his dramatic pastoral Harvest. He is (...)

Ketil Bjornstad: ‘Sometimes I also rent a hotel room to write in peace.’ Photograph: Benedicte Ugland/ketilbjornstad.com

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Greek writers we need to know: Nikos Kazantzakis. Almost everyone has heard of his ‘Zorba the Greek’ perhaps because of the film (pictured).

If you write in a less well- known language, such as Irish, Finnish or Greek, the essential vehicles for reaching a wider readership are a reliable(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)

Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Although he has lived in London for 20 years, and hasn’t set foot in his homeland for almost as long – “for all sorts of complicated reasons,” he says(...)

Evans, Henry Street: the shop is among the best on the street, with an overall floor area of 965sq m (10,393sq ft) over five levels. photograph: dave meehan

JACK FAGAN Commercial Property Editor A key trading opportunity on Dublin’s Henry Street has come on the market with the decision by the Arcadia Group(...)