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Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Seána Kerslake in the low-key charmer A Date for Mad Mary

Seána Kerslake may be the hottest name in Irish cinema right now but that doesn’t mean that everybody knows how to call her over should she happen to(...)

Cathy Kelly on her new novel, Between Sisters: “One reviewer said it was ‘intelligent, clever fiction’. I like that one.” Photograph: Jill O’Meara

Novelist Cathy Kelly is a global best-seller whose many novels include Lessons in Heartbreak, Someone Like You and Always and Forever. She grew(...)

 Sinéad Burke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland meeting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The next Mary Robinson could be sitting in this room,” says Shauna Kelly, pointing at a large framed photograph of Ireland’s former president. “Robin(...)

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(...)

‘If someone believes that their parents or children will die if they don’t perform the ritual, it becomes highly distressing.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) makes the feeling of uncertainty intolerable. For most people, fears or doubts tend to drift in and out of (...)