Mona Eltahawy

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Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Campaigners  Tara Flynn, Lucy Watmough and Róisín Ingle celebrating in Dublin Castle after the landslide Yes vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Friday, May 25th, just as the polls were about to close across the country, I was sitting in a pub in Donnybrook with campaigners and friends (...)

“One must not write what is expected. It’s important for north African writers to show they have other things to say.” Leila Slimani, whose novel In the Garden of the Ogre has just won the Prix La Mamounia literary prize in Morocco. Photograph: C Hélie Gallimard

In the most shocking scene of Leila Slimani’s In the Garden of the Ogre, the main character, Adèle wakes up with her face in an ashtray, crawls on (...)