Margaret Atwood

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Edna O’Brien:  has just published Girl, a book she set out to write four years ago,  when she was 84. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The artistic imagination does not abide by any set rules of age, either for beginning or finishing its work. The schedule can be a mystery and creati(...)

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments is one of the most eagerly awaited books in years.

Hundreds of readers in the US have received early copies of Margaret Atwood’s heavily embargoed follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, afte(...)

I loved the range of discussion on writing, comics, film, theatre, illustration and performance at WorldCon.

If you were down around Dublin’s convention centre or the 3Arena in mid-August, you may well have encountered a few aliens, orcs, wizards or other vis(...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

 Elisabeth Moss as June in The Handmaid’s Tale. Photograph: Elly Dassas/Hulu

As the world burns, Trump tweets and Bojo cartwheels into Downing Street, it’s no surprise that dystopias are all the rage. But some are more dystopia(...)

Majella Moynihan pictured in the grounds of RTE. Majella spoke on RTÉ’s Documentary on One about being investigated by gardaí when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

As visions of dystopia go, 1984 is pretty hard to beat. In an oppressive, male-dominated society, single women wearing distinctive uniforms give birth(...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

Mark Morris Dance Group members at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing in  London, ahead of their performance of  Pepperland in Dublin. Photograph: Elliott From Franks

When imagining touchstone musical albums, the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band easily comes to mind: quintessential Britain in the swingi(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

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“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” The French mathematician Blaise Pascal knew that writing succinc(...)

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