Angela Nagle: “I became obsessed with online anti-feminist forums about eight years ago. It started me thinking about the relationship between countercultures, subcultures and the mainstream”

Angela Nagle writes for the Baffler, The Irish Times, Jacobin and Current Affairs magazine. Her new book is Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From(...)

“Hans Christian Andersen’s dark, original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise O’Neill her legions of devoted fans.” Photograph: Anna Groniecka

Asking for It author Louise O’Neill’s feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid is to be published by Scholatic next May. A spokesperson for the US pub(...)

Sebastian Barry and Mike McCormack: Man Booker 2017 longlisted

Two Irish authors, Sebastian Barry and Mike McCormack, have made the 13-strong longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize with novels that have already(...)

Shane Connaughton leans against the wall outside the Garda Barracks in Redhills.

Married Quarters by Shane Connaughton, the sequel to his acclaimed 1989 novel A Border Station, is this summer’s Irish Times Book Club selection. Hea(...)

Anne Enright I pack my holiday bags from the pile of proofs that come in the door, some just out, and some not out till the autumn, so I don’t know h(...)

If you’re heading off the beaten track, you might welcome  book recommendations from local experts

If you’re travelling abroad in search of sun and sangria, getting under the skin of the country you’re visiting by reading up on it is probably not to(...)

Jennifer Johnston talks to Eileen Battersby at the Irish Writers Centre in Dulbin this month

In a wide-ranging interview with Eileen Battersby, Literary Correspondent of The Irish Times, which was recorded earlier this month at the Irish Write(...)

Sebastian Barry at the Gutter Bookshop Dalkey after winning the Independent Bookshop Award. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sebastian Barry has been announced as the winner of the annual Independent Bookshop Week Book Award for Days Without End, his novel which has already (...)

As summer shimmers into view, thoughts naturally turn to what books to read on our holidays. Irish people living abroad have got a bit of a head start(...)

 Sinead Morrissey: shorltisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Photograph: Eric Luke

Parental Pathways, a parenting education and training centre, and Children’s Books Ireland will host an inaugural conference in Dublin, titled Childre(...)