Jeff Kinney

11 results

 Pichon has been heavily involved in all aspects of the production, coming up with six original storylines for the two-act play

Liz Pichon is probably the most famous author you have never heard of. She has sold more than 4 million books since 2011 and featured in the Top 20 Mo(...)

Irish writer Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel, Solar Bones,  was the most commonly borrowed adult book in Irish libraries last year. File photograph: PA

Published over two decades ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone topped the list of the most borrowed library books in Ireland last year. The(...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

Colin Walsh won last year’s Francis McManus short story prize but says that if you look at the economics of writing, it doesn’t really bode well.

Franz Kafka lived in obscurity and died of the starvation caused by his tuberculosis. William Blake is buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. Patrick K(...)

Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling the Novel by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen narrowly pipped children’s author David Walliams’s Bad Dad to the No.1 slot.

A novel which arose out of a Facebook character created by two friends was Ireland’s bestselling book at Christmas. Oh My God What a Complete Aisling(...)

The Girl on the Train writer Paula Hawkins make the Forbes list of richest authors. Photograph: the Guardian

Former financial journalist Paula Hawkins has become one of the world’s highest-paid authors, leap-frogging Game of Thrones bestseller George RR Mart(...)

David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

Many school libraries are very weak. For example, my library has old classics such as The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, which my grandmother has read. B(...)

At home: Dodie Smith – who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians – in 1934. Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, first published 65 years ago, remains one of the most acute and entertaining fictional portrayals of young adultho(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »