Liz Nugent

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Liz Nugent: ‘I have learned so much from reading other people’s books, whether they are personal essays, historical fiction, literary works, page-turning romantic fiction or crime and thrillers.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liz Nugent is an award-winning novelist, and author of Unravelling Oliver (2014), Lying In Wait (2016), and Skin Deep (2018). She lives in Dublin. Th(...)

Not only are the pollutants we generate contributing to the climate catastrophe we are hurtling towards, they are also costing us cold hard cash every single day. Photograph: iStock

Irish people generate about 10 tons of carbon dioxide each year and are creating a footprint that we can ill-afford to leave behind. Not only are(...)

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(...)

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