Greek writers we need to know: Nikos Kazantzakis. Almost everyone has heard of his ‘Zorba the Greek’ perhaps because of the film (pictured).

If you write in a less well- known language, such as Irish, Finnish or Greek, the essential vehicles for reaching a wider readership are a reliable(...)

The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka (1915) Gregor Samsa’s unusual transformation from human to giant bug didn’t go down well with the Fascists and was ba(...)

Emmeline Pankhurst: took a prominent role in the ‘White Feather’ campaign which aimed to shame men into volunteering for the army. Photograph: PA

At the risk of disillusioning Mary O’Dowd (Letters, Wednesday), it must be said that women were neither as invisible during the first World War as the(...)

Inis Mór in the Aran Islands, which will host the first summer school about  writer Liam O’Flaherty and his brother Tom on August 24th and 25th.

Aran Island writer Liam O’Flaherty’s film script career in Los Angeles and the US intelligence service’s relationship with his brother Tom will be exp(...)

Connemara priest and author Fr Pádraig Standún has paid tribute to Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his stance on the abortion legislation. The critici(...)

Liam O’Flaherty: The House of Gold was suppressed by the Irish Censorship of Publications Board the year after its release in 1929, as it believed it fell into the category of being “indecent” or “obscene”.  Photograph: NYPL Digital Gallery/Wikipedia

Greed, priestly lust, alcoholism, sexual frustration and murder are among the themes of the first novel to be banned in Ireland, which is due to be pu(...)