Patrick Ness: “Chaos Walking” series ran over six books, and won major awards, including the prestigious Guardian Children’s Book Prize. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

On September 3rd, the death of Aylan Kurdi made global headlines. The boy’s family had been attempting to flee their war-torn homeland, and the pho(...)

In a combination of fan appreciation and “mindful” colouring books, a giant Harry Potter illustration wall went from bare to beautiful over the course of the weekend

Recent Nielsen Book figures indicate that – in the United States, at any rate – 80 per cent of all Young Adult (YA) books are purchased by adults. (...)

For just under 30 years PJ Lynch has been winning national and international acclaim for the illustrations he has provided for a wide range of childre(...)

One of the most eagerly awaited of Irish children’s books of recent months is now with us in the form of Derek Landy’s Demon Road (HarperCollins, £12.(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Gardai surround former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car which was blocked from entering the gates of Leinster House by protesters on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has promised a review into events outside Leinster House this week in which one female garda was injured an a (...)

The anti-water charges protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to discuss the policing of the demonstration.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to answer questions about policing outside Leinster(...)

Derek Landy: “Having completely indulged myself whilst writing Skulduggery Pleasant, I needed my new series to be as frenetic, as frightening, and as fun. I am having an indecently splendid time writing about Amber and Milo and the 1970 Dodge Charger they drive (that may or may not have a murderous mind of its own). I am excited that our six-month publishing schedule means that the books will be moving almost as fast as the car itself, as we get them into the hands of our voracious readers.”   Photograph: Alan Betson

Derek Landy, bestselling author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series for young adults, has signed a deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books for a ne(...)

Sarah Webb, Roddy Doyle, Emma Brade and Niamh Sharkey at the launch of Beyond the Stars
The story behind Beyond the Stars
  • Books
  • October 14, 2014, 01:16

Beyond the Stars is unique. It’s a collection of 12 short stories for children, written by some of the most acclaimed Irish children’s writers – curre(...)

I never really considered there being a time in my life when I would be running through the streets of Dublin, screaming at the top of my lungs whilst(...)