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Nicole Flattery: her style is bold and bracing and has no bones about it

“At seventy, after suffering several disappointments, the first being my mother, the second being me, my father died.” The opening line of Nicole Flat(...)

Sally Rooney: The 27-year-old best-selling author

Among the advice traditionally handed out to newbie writers are two classic injunctions: write what you know, and go out into the world to find out mo(...)

Donald Trump: Elite? Me? Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

When people are trying to flog you stuff, they think carefully about what socio-economic group you are in. And right at the top of this is the ABC1 ca(...)

Bernard Loughlin was the first director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan

The founding director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for creative artists has died suddenly following an accident on Friday at his home in the Catalan P(...)

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 (...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

Anna Burns, whose winning novel is set at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Eleni Stefano

Belfast-born author Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel Milkman. She is the first Irish author to win since Anne Enright in 200(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Colin Walsh won last year’s Francis McManus short story prize but says that if you look at the economics of writing, it doesn’t really bode well.

Franz Kafka lived in obscurity and died of the starvation caused by his tuberculosis. William Blake is buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. Patrick K(...)

“My household is about to enter, for a nanosecond, the golden age of parenthood.” Photograph: iStock

“Because a mother’s love is God’s greatest joke” Anne Enright wrote in The Gathering, in answer to the question I’ve been asking myself. The brillian(...)

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