Graham Greene

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Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Fonsie Mealy and Tara’s Palace treasurer Jenny Johnston with the doll’s house that was  sold by the children’s charity for €48,000. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Even by the standards of the Irish property market, it was an exceptionally high price. A two-room doll’s house measuring just 44cm high and 26cm acro(...)

Rory McIlroy  reacts on the 6th tee during the second round of the 148th Open Championship  at Royal Portrush on Friday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If you’ve never been to Portrush, it’s one of those stubbornly 20th-century coastal towns that is entirely self-contained. Big windows and high roofs,(...)

Lot 480: Vivien Greene’s Belgravia townhouse interior from 1850, €6,000 - €8,000

The forthcoming Chatsworth summer sale in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny by Fonsie Mealy on July 23rd will offer a number of interesting lots. These include(...)

Chip Creek has written an eminently readable debut

An affair is fertile fictional terrain, a loaded gun that offers intrinsic suspense for novel and novelist. From Gustave Flaubert and Graham Greene to(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc, speaks during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2018. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty

A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disr(...)

Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan in A Private War

Anyone planning a film about a war correspondent would be well advised to avoid the cliches that hang around that profession. They drink too much. The(...)

Dooagh beach on Achill when it reappared in 2017. The thousands of tonnes of sand have now been washed away. File photograph: Sean Molloy

A beach on Achill island, Co Mayo, which reappeared in 2017 having been gone for more than 30 years, has disappeared again. Dooagh beach was washed a(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

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(...)

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