Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Last year the writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh created a series of hand-drawn bookmarks of some of her female literary heroes. Among them were G(...)

Contenders?: Anne Enright, Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan (top row); and Kevin Barry, Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston (bottom row)

Writers’ incomes made headlines this summer. When the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, a UK organisation that gathers and distributes roy(...)

John Shevlin dressed as James Joyce at the launch of Dubliners in April 2012 as Dublin’s One City, One Book choice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s celebrated short story collection, Dubliners, and a new Irish publisher (...)

Immigrant experience: Oona Frawley. Photograph: Graham Keogh

When I meet Oona Frawley at a Starbucks, we are both a little disappointed to find ourselves in a chain coffee shop. Then again, given the topi(...)