Jane Casey

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Jane Casey: ‘There’s some incredibly good writing in crime, but because it’s crime it gets shunted to one side’

On one fateful day in early 2009, Jane Casey found out she was pregnant with her first child, and only a few hours later, that she’d landed a publishi(...)

Adriene Mishler: “When people have fun and have an experience where they’re like, ‘I did okay’ as opposed to ‘I suck, I’m bad at yoga’, then they’re going to come back and do it again and keep it up’

“It’s always been my intention to create yoga for people who perhaps need it the most but perceive it the least,” says Adriene Mishler. “People who ar(...)

Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Justin Myers aka The Guyliner: his first novel, The Last Romeo, will be published by Little, Brown in spring 2018

The Guyliner, who made his name with his satirical take on the Guardian’s Blind Date column, has signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown, for novel(...)

Anne Enright: the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, has previously won the Novel of the Year award in 2008 for The Gathering, which also won the Man Booker Prize

The Green Road by Anne Enright, a family saga that spans 25 years and three continents, has been chosen as the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year at(...)

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(...)

Megan Abbott: expertly evokes teenage girls’ lives. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

Megan Abbott’s early novels, such as Die a Little and Queenpin, were critically acclaimed historical noirs with a feminist twist that put the genre’s (...)

Jane Casey: “I’d love to write something about London during the second World War. That sense of constant threat, the backdrop of the blackout and broken buildings, the breakdown of social barriers, the now-or-never frantic feel to human relations, the casual heroism – all potent stuff for a novelist”

Born and brought up in Dublin, Jane Casey has been twice shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Kill, the fifth novel featuri(...)

Michael Connelly. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

Once upon a time, crime writers in Ireland were few and far between. These days it’s not so much a case of “whodunnit”, or even “who’s doing it”, as “(...)