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 Conor Brady on writing The Guarding of Ireland – the Garda Síochána and the Irish State 1960 – 2014: “A big task to research everything that happened over half a century with very few papers available”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

What was the first book to make an impression on you? Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. A disturbingly subversive book for an adolescent schoolboy(...)

British Labour MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, from Emersons Green, Bristol, has been jailed for 18 weeks at City of London Magistrates’ Court for bombarding her with abusive messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

The Labour MP for London’s Walthamstow spoke of how she feared for her safety as a Twitter troll was jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding her with abusi(...)

Changing the ending of an old story
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  • September 15, 2014, 14:00

As a lifelong bookworm, I would continue to read under the covers with the light of my bicycle lamp after my mum had turned off the light in my bedroo(...)

JK Rowling

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath (1963) Published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in 1963, Sylvia Plath’s only novel tells the story of Esther Gre(...)

Caitlin Moran: A modern, pop culture hero. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Caitlin Moran Vicar Street, Dublin *****The tipping point for Caitlin Moran was There’s Something About Mary. Moran made a career as a fine music jour(...)

Borrowing a plotline from Jane Austen (or, possibly, Byker Grove), Walking on Sunshine follows two sisters as they holiday around the gloriously sunny(...)

Darragh McKeon: “Almost by accident I found myself writing a large end-of-empire novel about a place I couldn’t afford to travel to; had little knowledge of; had no connection with; whose language I couldn’t speak and which was so politically repressive that few unofficial photographs existed from the era I was writing about”

It was early summer when I moved into the room in which I became a writer, a high ceilinged warehouse space in an industrial park in north London. The(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Clockwork Orange, Less Than Zero, Trainspotting, Fight Club: delinquent fiction warrants a bookshelf of its own. Rob Doyle’s debut novel, Here Are t(...)

Belle

Our American chums have gone nuts for Belle. Who can blame them? Corsets and big houses and heaving bosoms? Oh, my, if it isn’t everything we’ve co(...)

John Boyne: “Life is short; I feel no compunction to finish a novel that is boring me. I’ll read something else.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

John Boyne’s latest novel is Stay Where You Are And Then Leave. His new novel for adults – his first set in contemporary Ireland – will be publishe(...)

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