Ken Thompson at his workshop, where he is working on Stations of the Cross that are destined for St Mel’s Cathedral

Dutiful Christians might be surprised to find a mouse carved into one of the scenes depicting the Way of the Cross in Longford’s St Mel’s Cathedral(...)

Hisham Matar’s superb novel Anatomy of a Disappearance   failed to make it past the Impac longlist.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s Kevin Barry, an artist of daring and linguistic panache, has been declared the victor. This is the third Irish Impac win to date, and at suc(...)

Tom Waterhouse and his wife Hoda Vakili

This is a classic Sydney story about a self-made multimillionaire, the matriarch of a racehorse training dynasty, her controversial bookmaker s(...)