Anna Burns

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Writer Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018  for her book, Milkman, at the Guildhall on October 16th, 2018 in London. Photograph: Frank Augstein/ WPA Pool/Getty

Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns is one of six new members elected to Aosdána. Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, elected its(...)

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What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Accounts for Waterstones Booksellers Ireland Ltd show it achieved the increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues declining by 3 per cent to €13.1 million.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of UK-based books retailer Waterstones has said its Hodges Figgis store in Dublin was the second-best performing outlet across its(...)

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

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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(...)

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