Portrait of French author and philosopher Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) leans on a terrace outside his Paris office, Paris, France, 1957. (Photo by Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Albert Camus, French-Algerian writer, existentialist thinker and prophet of the absurd, died on January 4th, 1960, at the age of 46. He was a romantic(...)

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. So says Albert Camus, whose most famous book, The Outsider, has a Frenchman living in North Africa(...)

Belarussian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel literature winner, following a news conference in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday.  Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and prose writer, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday “for her polyphonic writings, a monumen(...)

The title alone would seem to give the game away, the game being the author’s intention of challenging a classic novel. At best it could be a contr(...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of  Eimear Walsh, one of the victim’s of the Berkeley balcony collapse, arrives at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, in Foxrock, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Eimear Walsh (21) were told that she was “beautiful person” and a “wonderful daughter and sister”. Her father (...)

A new Citroën DS5 with a vintage Citroën DS (left) at the International Motor Show in Geneva last month. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Can you countenance a premium French car brand? History suggests the public are a little sceptical about such things. While there have been some obvio(...)

Are you mad about your mother? Or does your mother drive you mad? These questions are at the heart of a new book by Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingl(...)

The bisexual novelist and memoirist Violette Leduc was born in 1907, the illegitimate offspring of a maid and her employer. Ledoc’s education was i(...)

How Thicke can you get? Reports that someone in Ireland bought a copy by mistake remain unconfirmed

‘When you’re not busy objectifying women, making light of rape and justifying sexual violence, how do you like to relax?” This was a question p(...)

Rob Doyle: “I’m grateful to the authors of shorter books, because my concentration is shot from the internet and all the coffee”

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin, and holds a first-class honours degree in Philosophy and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College Dublin. His (...)