John Cheever

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JP McManus has gifted €100,000 to each county board to be shared out between clubs. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Nothing captures the wonderful strangeness of Ireland quite like RTÉ’s Liveline radio show, a sort of public confession box for the best and worst of (...)

Justin Vernon (left) and Matt Berninger (right) of The National performs at Cork Opera House as part of Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

“Please stand by,” reads the flickering screen high above the stage. As the expectant audience swells, the band that have launched a thousand crises e(...)

Among the best short story writers (top row): John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Raymond Carver; (Bottom row): Ron Rash, Flannery O’Connor and Richard Ford

And the rocket’s red glare. The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there From The Star Spangled Banner (1814)(...)

 In 2008, OJ Simpson was convicted and sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole for offences including armed robbery and kidnapping. He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada. Photograph:  Issac Brekken-Pool/Getty Images

In 1978, the car rental giants Hertz wanted to create an advertising campaign framed around the theme of speed of service. The original concept – a bu(...)

Author: John Updike. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Even at its finest, biography is a difficult enterprise; claims of being revelatory and insightful may often turn out to be another way of settling a (...)

Arguably the finest work by the great Italian innovator Luigi Pirandello is his absurdist satire Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921). It is v(...)

Colum McCann at Sandymount, Dublin in 2011. New York, however, is where he wants to live now. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘You could write about this fat bastard in Central Park,” Colum McCann laughs down the phone, enthused by the idea (his) of talking about his n(...)