Eoin Mcnamee

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 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(...)

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers said of  Ed O’Loughlin’s book: “All the places you see in the book have been places I have been too.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers said his ambition as a boy had been to join the Mounties (the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). He was speaking as h(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

Photograph: Haydeny West/PA

Northern Irish fiction is currently having a bit of a moment: novels have been picked up by major publishing houses and Bernard McLaverty, Lucy Cal(...)

Eoin McNamee: “There’s always a moment when something clicks and you find your way into a subject”

Eoin McNamee might have been predestined to write a novel about the murder of 19-year-old Pearl Gamble after a dance at an Orange hall in Newry, Co Do(...)

 Eoin McNamee: “If the heroes of noir know that their fate is sealed but turn and shake a fist it at in the name of humanity, then the villains are guilty of the negative. Like Judge Curran they become the agent of fate, and are capable of giving events a dire twist of their own.” Photograph: Eric Luke

At 2.20am on the morning of November 13th, 1952 the body of 19-year-old Patricia Curran was carried into the family doctor’s surgery. She had been (...)

Eoin McNamee:  “Eoin McNamee’s Blue is the Night is the kind of novel you go looking for,” said judge Gerald Dawe. “It tells a story, it tells it well, and underneath the calm prose style the ground is shifting. It is a truly unforgettable read.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

Eoin McNamee’s Blue Is The Night won the €15,000 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015 at the opening night of Listowel Writers’ Week. It (...)

David Peace, bestselling author of the Red Riding quartet, wrote: “Blue is the Night completes McNamee’s magnificent Blue Trilogy – establishing it as one of the very finest series of crime novels ever written – and yet, at the same time, this final novel both illuminates and transcends the previous two to stand alone alongside books as great as The Glass Key and Shutter Island as that rarest of things: a genuine, original masterpiece”

Blue is the Night by Eoin McNamee (Faber, £7.99) is the new Irish Times Book Club choice. The third and final novel of his acclaimed Blue Trilogy, fo(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

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