Graham Goodwin, aka Sian, who left Ireland for Barcelona in 2006

In February, God Is an Astronaut will step on stage in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 fans in Kiev. There will be a similarly reverenti(...)

Well produced, good to hold and look at, Poetry Bus is a poetry magazine at heart, its flash fiction definitely at the prose poetry end of the spectrum. Even the essays on My Writing Life have a lyricism and elliptic quality

Blogger Peadar O’Donoghue has come a long way since he “happened on an experimental idea that we (a group of like-minded bloggers) should sit down at(...)

Bert Wright: “Of all recent Irish novels, none addresses the dilemma of the Irish writer caught between the rock of tradition and the cold hard place that Ireland has become more urgently than Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void”

After half a lifetime spent curating literary events, there is one audience question to which I remain violently allergic. It usually comes at the end(...)

Novelist Julian Gough reprises his early career as lead singer with Toasted Heretic, flanked by an early novel by Leonard Cohen and a forthcoming poetry collection from PJ Harvey

Heaven knows thousands of Smiths fans are that little bit less miserable now that publication of Morrissey’s debut novel, List of the Lost, has bee(...)

Winner: Sara Baume. Photograph: Dave Meehan

After a summer stuffed with blockbusters, this compact collection is a welcome reminder that there is often more punch, variety, subtlety and satisfac(...)

 Julian Gough: In return for a pledge of $1 or more, donors were offered a PDF of his as-yet-unpublished short story Harvest, which was shortlisted for the €15,000 Davy Byrnes award earlier this year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Berlin-based Irish novelist Julian Gough raised more than $2,000 (€1,500) from fans in just a few hours yesterday through an online project he hopes (...)

It is understood that LÉ Seamus Heaney has been considered in military circles, subject to the agreement of the late Nobel laureate’s family. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty Images

What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you are Minister for Defence and you have just decided to purchase a third new Naval Service offshore patrol vessel.T(...)

 Author Julian Gough. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A word of warning: I am not the ideal exam-sitter. When I sat the actual Leaving Cert, I disagreed with the entire educational system, I argued wit(...)

Sara Baume: born in Lancashire in 1984, she grew up in Co Cork, studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and completed the MPhil in creative writing riting at Trinity College Dublin

The 2014 Davy Byrnes short story award, organised by the Stinging Fly in association with Dublin Unesco City of Literature, has been awarded to Sar(...)

Patrick deWitt reads from his third novel in a joint event with British spoken-word poet Hollie McNish. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature will mark its 30th anniversary next year, and between now and then, all involved need to consid(...)