A new monthly salon series hosted by writer Selina Guinness as part of her dlr residency will focus on  literary journals,   starting  on October 7th in the dlr LexIcon Studio in Dún Laoghaire, with readers Mark O’Connell and Sally Rooney, and editor Brendan Barrington

“When it comes to supporting emerging writers, Irish literary journals are far superior to the ones in the UK.” As both a writer and editor of The (...)

The power of great literature lies in its ability to reflect society. Writing about John McGahern, the American author John Updike called it “that (...)

Me time: Sarah Bannan writes each day from 4.30am to 6.30am. “At that time nobody can disturb me – not my husband or my daughter or my email, nor even social media.” Illustration: CSA/Getty

I write in a tiny crawl space in my one-bedroom cottage every morning from 4.30am to 6.30am. At that time nobody can disturb me – not my husband or(...)

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 (...)