Joseph O’Connor, right, on Geoff Mulligan: “Geoff is very clear and honest when he thinks the book is going wrong, losing focus, lacking clarity. He wants you to write what you mean”

Geoff Mulligan is publisher-at-large for Harvill Secker, where he edits a number of authors, including Louis de Bernieres, JM Coetzee, Julia Franck(...)

  A new book will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Sons + Fathers will contain an introduction by Colm Toibín and  contributions by Bill Clinton,Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Farrell, Bono and all members of U2. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Members of U2, as well as a host of other musicians and writers are contributing to a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique(...)

The Irish short story “has come alive again and is wriggling and it has about it all the demonic energy (and the undeniable immediacy) of a newborn in(...)