David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

John Grisham, a former lawyer and politician, is heavily involved in the Innocence Project in the US, so Gray Mountain has the feel of a very personal project

The coalmining communities of the Appalachians provide the setting for John Grisham’s Gray Mountain (Hodder & Stoughton, €19.99), a legal thriller(...)

In an interview John Grisham drew a distinction between those who viewed child pornography and paedophiles who physically abused children. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA

Best-selling US author John Grisham apologised today for comments he made to a British newspaper that not all men who look at child pornography shoul(...)

US author John Grisham. Photo: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Top-selling novelist John Grisham has said people who look at child pornography “probably had too much to drink” and should be given lighter prison se(...)

Chris Pavone: Books are for readers, and chances are fairly high that they don’t care about you, even a tiny bit. They want to be entertained or educated or seduced or terrified or blown away by the beauty of a spectacular sentence, and their desires are probably not going to be satisfied with 115,000 words about your teenage angst.
Brought to book: Chris Pavone
  • Books
  • March 20, 2014, 15:36

Chris Pavone follows the success of his first novel, The Expats, a Kindle number one bestseller and a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller, with The Acci(...)

Film review: The Counsellor

THE COUNSELLOR *Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Rosie Pere(...)

Background The Ansbacher deposits story was a huge event in Irish journalism that moved constantly between the politics and business pages o(...)

Kathryn Stockett author of ‘The Help’

American novel The Help was the most borrowed adult fiction book in Irish libraries last year, according to figures from the Local Government Manageme(...)

 Tom Clancy  at his home in Huntingtown, Maryland

Tom Clancy, who has died aged 66, dominated the bestseller lists of the 1980s with a series of novels that thrust his CIA analyst hero Jack Ryan into (...)

Unlike so many of his peers, Richard Barrett apparently never gave the sort of personal guarantees that have been their ruin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hats off to Richard Barrett, the property developer who turned an accusation of fraud by Nama into a settlement in which he walked away with a €5 mill(...)