Chip Creek has written an eminently readable debut

An affair is fertile fictional terrain, a loaded gun that offers intrinsic suspense for novel and novelist. From Gustave Flaubert and Graham Greene to(...)

The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories f(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Sally Rooney: The debut novelist delivers a dynamic tale about the messy, overlapping relationships between four captivating characters. Photograph: Jonny Davies

As Anne Enright wrote in her 2011 novel The Forgotten Waltz, being the “Not Wife” is a delicate business. It’s a lesson that 21-year-old Frances, the (...)

Molly McCloskey:  Her new book is ‘about the different ways we make our home, whether it’s in a marriage, or in a place, or in our childhood’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

“I came here in 1989 for a couple of months. I was 23. I kind of think of it as the last summer of my youth, before real life kicked in,” says Molly M(...)

Keggie Carew: Does an impressive job of sorting through mountains of records, recordings, official archives and family diaries and letters to create a coherent and sometimes compelling narrative of her father’s wars. Photograph: Juliette Foyhr

What is it about the lives of others? Narrated after the fact, they can seem so offhandedly heroic – even, and perhaps most strikingly, when they are (...)

On May 15th, just over two years since two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, a federal jury in the city condemned Dzhokhar (“Jahar”) Tsa(...)

It is probably safe to assume that anyone reading this has either heard or uttered some variation of the line about religion being the cause of more s(...)

The Irish short story “has come alive again and is wriggling and it has about it all the demonic energy (and the undeniable immediacy) of a newborn in(...)