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Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)

Back row, left to right, Stig Abell, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Syima Aslam, with (front row left to right) Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith, the BBC-assembled panel who chose a new BBC list of 100 important  novels that shaped our world. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/PA Wire

Pick a side. Obviously, the BBC’s list of “100 Novels that Shaped Our World” is terrible. All such lists are terrible. Each one generates complaints (...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

So rewarding: a marathon reading of Ulysses at UCLA in 2002. Photograph: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty

“I’ve never finished Proust or Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities or even The Brothers Karamazov,” Zadie Smith told the Guardian last week. I’m (...)

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Despite being virtually forgotten by even the most studious of music lovers, the years between 1971 and 1975 were a breeding ground for many an aspiri(...)

The death of poet Anthony Cronin has occurred at a moment in Ireland’s cultural history when the arts have been given official recognition as a “vital(...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

Lonely, alcoholic, incontinent, arthritic, confined to a wheelchair in the Hollywood Hills and listening tearfully to tapes of his dead partner, Howar(...)

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