Anna Burns

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Skunk Anansie singer Skin: “I’m a gadget freak; everything in my house from the curtains to the lighting is voice controlled.”
Skin: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Milkman by Anna Burns. Some people have found it difficult, but I cheated and read it as an audio book. The woman who narrated(...)

 Sally Rooney: youngest winner of Costa Novel Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Novelist Sally Rooney has won the Costa Novel Award for her second novel, Normal People, becoming the youngest recipient of the award, the most presti(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Bursting shelves in The Last Book Shop on Camden Street: Book sales in Ireland are up by 7 per cent this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Store manager of the Winding Stair Maire Griffin flits around book-laden tables, clambering over a dog lead, to add another text to the growing pile i(...)

Anna Burns, author of 'Milkman'. Photograph: Eleni Stefanou

The success of Anna Burns’s Milkman is quite something. Since winning the £50,000 Man Booker Prize, sales have gone through the roof, far beyond expec(...)

U2 on stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast,  on Saturday, as part of their eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018.  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

“Whatever happens, whether there’s a hard or soft or no border at all, more than ever, we need to trust each other on this small island in the North A(...)

Lancashire-born artist Neil Shawcross has gifted his complete “Writers of Belfast” collection to Belfast City Council in appreciation of his “home” city.

An exhibition of paintings by Neil Shawcross that pays tribute to Belfast’s leading novelists, playwrights, poets and musicians has opened at the Andr(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

Anna Burns: ‘It feels wonderful, it feels dreamlike.’ Photograph: Eleni Stefanou

Winning the Man Booker Prize is clearly a life-changing event, but never more so than in the case of Tuesday night’s surprise success, Anna Burns, who(...)

Man Booker winner: Anna Burns thanked a housing charity and  food bank. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool/Getty

A charity and food bank have expressed their gratitude to the winner of the Man Booker Prize, Anna Burns, after she took the unusual step of thanking (...)

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