Speak by Laure Halse Anderson paved the way for other books where rape wasn’t just something that happened to a supporting character as a cautionary tale: its most obvious successor in the US is Courtney Summers’s All The Rage. Christa Desir’s Fault Line  explores the frustrations of a teenage boy whose  girlfriend is gang-raped and who responds in a way he doesn’t quite understand

A disclaimer, first: I adore Louise O’Neill, as both a person and a writer – she is kind and funny and smart alongside having tremendous skill and (...)

Tipperary-born Donal Ryan was one of 12 writers awarded the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature at the London Book Fair for his novel, The Spinning Heart. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s literary and cultural achievements were recognised by two separate EU bodies in London and The Hague on Tuesday as writer Donal Ryan and the(...)

Writer Anna Laerke Byrne and Lisa Coen, co-founder of Tramp Press

Ghostbusting, professional drinking and a love poem to the chipper were among the varied topics at an evening of readings by emerging authors in Dubli(...)

Past master: Eoin Colfer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

HG Wells’s The Time Machine is not, perhaps, as widely read as it once was, but the signifi(...)