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This time last year, Dan Mallory was the toast of the publishing world. Known to readers by his pseudonym AJ Finn, the American author had just releas(...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Tom Murphy: “I had the pleasure of presenting Tom with the Aosdána torc in his home in 2017, a great acknowledgment by his contemporaries of his outstanding abilities as a writer”

Many people, from those who worked with Tom Murphy or knew him well to those who had more fleeting contact, have paid tribute to his luminescent work (...)

Remarkably resilient: books seem to have turned the tide against ereaders. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Canopy/Getty

Technology rarely takes prisoners and it crushes – virtually – everything in its path. In the past 15 years technology has seen off almost all physica(...)

A detail from Lakeside, by Kevin Cosgrove from his exhibition A Peening Sound. Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation
Your favourite artwork from 2016
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  • January 9, 2017, 14:30

At the end of our series Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks we had a collection of books, plays, paintings, sculptures and other artworks that gave a pott(...)

Mike McCormack: the Galway-based author’s first novel in 11 years has won the Irish novel of the year award a week after winning  the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, a novel constructed from a single sentence, has won the Novel of the Year prize at the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Boo(...)

Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin: 'What would make me happy is a society where the wellbeing of humanity is the headline act on the main stage, and everything else is just the support act'

Census of the Heart mines the emotional wellbeing of people in Ireland. We are known as a happy bunch despite the national characteristic of begrudge(...)

Off the shelves: After a difficult decade for global publishing, Irish publishers had a relatively good year in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Sooner or later the best-selling writers of the 1960s and 1970s would either die or go senile, making room for newcomers like me.” Stephen King recal(...)

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