Kazuo Ishiguro

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Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

BITING DOGS, VENOMOUS SNAKES, new WORLDS AND LOST FRIENDS: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM ELSEWHERE, THE IRISH TIMES JOURNALIST’S NEW BOOK Luck. Good(...)

Nobel literature prize: postponed last year due to sexual assault scandal

Two Nobel Prizes in Literature will be awarded this year by the Swedish Academy, according to a report from a Swedish newspaper. Last year’s award wa(...)

Kazuo Ishiguro after receiving a knighthood at  Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has described his newly awarded knighthood as forming part of his “big love affair” with British culture. Ishiguro, whose nove(...)

Ann Henning Jocelyn and her Black German Shepherd Pushkin relaxing at the lookout point overlooking her home  with Cashel Bay and the townland of Doonreagan in the backround. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

When her father died very shortly after her birth, Swedish writer Ann Henning Jocelyn, along with her mother and two older siblings, went to live with(...)

Síofradh O’Sullivan, a Leaving Cert student at St Caimin’s Community School in Shannon, Co Clare

Thirteen years, eight months and 28 days ago, I embarked on this journey. It has brought me through homesick respite, the measles, a spartan Gaeltach(...)

Morgan C Babst

After a summer that saw parts of the the United States battered by multiple hurricanes, there is a timeliness to Morgan C Babst’s debut The Floating W(...)

Theresa May is greeted by primary pupils during a visit to the Dunraven School in Streatham, south London,  on Monday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

In the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, characters cope with the bleakness of their situation through denia(...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

 Students from the Institute of Education Megan Kelly, Cabinteely, and Colin Reid, Wexford, after the English Leaving Cert exam on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students were asked to cover too much detail in too short a time during this year year’s higher level English paper, said Jim Lusby, a teacher at the (...)

A heavy mist has descended over sixth-century Britain, a bleak country inhabited by mutually antagonistic Saxons and Britons. The Romans left long bef(...)

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