Eimear Mcbride

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Amy Arnold: her  novel is a portrait of motherhood, loss and mental fragility

The independent publisher And Other Stories, based in the north of England, decided to publish only female authors in 2018, prompted by a talk the aut(...)

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(...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Emma Glass: the author’s care when it comes to language is evident throughout

“The blood cells in my cheeks have risen to the surface and made shapes that spell the words SOMeONe help.” The dark poetic world of Emma Glass’s debu(...)

Country girls: Edna O’Brien’s invocation of women characters who dared desire more from life than the traditional domestic and sexual servitude was revolutionary. Photograph: Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty

I wakened quickly and sat up in bed abruptly. It is only when I am anxious that I waken easily and for a minute I did not know why my heart was beatin(...)

 Eimear McBride’s second novel The Lesser Bohemians traces a love affair between an 18-year-old drama student and an older actor in mid-90s London. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish author Eimear McBride has been named as one of the winners of Britain’s oldest literary awards. McBride and Laura Cumming were announced Monda(...)

Sean Doran: ‘We hope to see the Northern Literary Lands as something that is adopted by both tourist boards – Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland – as a joint initiative. Photograph:  Daveth Fox

The flow of ideas from Seán Doran and Liam Browne is so fast that it can be hard to keep up, especially when the two of them get excited and start tal(...)

James Joyce - It is said he wrote Finnegans Wake  to “keep the critics busy for 300 years”. It’s keeping   mathematicians busy too. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Tomorrow we celebrate Bloomsday, the day of action in Ulysses. Most of us regard Joyce’s singular book as a masterpiece, even if we have not read it. (...)

The “shared space between words and land” is the theme of an exhibition by visual artist Dolores Lyne in the Black Gate cultural centre. Photograph: Getty Images

The response of authors to threats to ecosystems and indigenous cultures and the impact of climate change is one of several themes of this year’s Cúir(...)

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