Kazuo Ishiguro

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Morgan C Babst

After a summer that saw parts of the the United States battered by multiple hurricanes, there is a timeliness to Morgan C Babst’s debut The Floating W(...)

Theresa May is greeted by primary pupils during a visit to the Dunraven School in Streatham, south London,  on Monday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

In the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, characters cope with the bleakness of their situation through denia(...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

 Students from the Institute of Education Megan Kelly, Cabinteely, and Colin Reid, Wexford, after the English Leaving Cert exam on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students were asked to cover too much detail in too short a time during this year year’s higher level English paper, said Jim Lusby, a teacher at the (...)

A heavy mist has descended over sixth-century Britain, a bleak country inhabited by mutually antagonistic Saxons and Britons. The Romans left long bef(...)

A photograph of the People’s Democracy civil rights march from Belfast to Derry which was attacked at Burntollet Bridge. Photograph from the NUIG Boyle Archive

When a young Co Down student visited Detroit at the height of the US civil rights movement in the early 1970s, he was struck by the treatment of black(...)

The duchess of Cornwall speaks at the awards dinner for the 2014 Man Booker Prize at the Guildhall in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

THE OPENING LINES 1. “He should have seen it coming.” 2. “Two former lovers of Molly Lane stood waiting outside the crematorium chapel with(...)

Seamus Heaney’s inclusion as an Unseen Poet on Paper 2 this year has been  described by many students as “just cruel”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Examiners sent Seamus Heaney astray again this Leaving Cert, as the poet turned up on the Unseen Poetry section and not in Prescribed Poetry - as many(...)

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

I’m looking at a wall. Or at least, a painting of a wall. I’ve got about five different articles to write and many more emails to answer, but I’m look(...)

Evie Wyld

Thirty years ago, UK publisher Granta unleashed a state-of-the-literary nation list that attempted what Grand National experts do annually: to cull(...)

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