Edouard Louis:  “All my family are voting for Front Nationale, because people feel hopeless.” Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Edouard Louis is a prodigious talent in European literary circles. A 24-year-old bestselling author of two novels, he is freely compared to the likes (...)

Colm Tóibín is one of three Irish authors nominated for  the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three Irish authors have been nominated for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. The longlist, published today, consists of 152 titles propo(...)