Photograph: Alan Betson

We live in a country that is already translated, as the road signs keep reminding us. Every new place throws a mock-historical shadow. Coill na Silíní(...)

John Boyne: “Life is short; I feel no compunction to finish a novel that is boring me. I’ll read something else.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

John Boyne’s latest novel is Stay Where You Are And Then Leave. His new novel for adults – his first set in contemporary Ireland – will be publishe(...)

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(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)