Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Ruth Gilligan: has written a number of successful romance novels, among them ‘Forget’

With a new exhibition on the representation of Jews in Irish literature now on at the RHA’s Dawson Street Academy, Ruth Gilligan’s new novel has a ti(...)

What do three hapless Trinity students, an iguana, a mangy dog and a voyage to the Arctic have to do with 1916? Very little, and yet there are episod(...)

Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

Nuala O’Connor: ‘Dickinson is a companion poet for me, she’s been there all my life.’ Photograph: Rua Photography

When a writer moves easily between novels, short stories and poetry, writing on a particular subject in one form generally gets it out of their sys(...)

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(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Betrayed: Frida Kahlo is the subject of Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s The Egg Pyramid in Flash Fiction

Summer is a bumper time for book publishers, of both the traditional and the digital kind. As people head off on holidays they pack their paperbacks o(...)

Nuala Ní Chonchúir: “She is a modern feminist who embraces the Irish language and does more for its credibility than a dozen geansaí -wearing gaelgóirs. Unflinching as it is, her work is infused with empathy.”

An American journalist friend, with Irish connections, asked if I had read Nuala Ní Chonchúir. I hadn’t, though I had heard her name and knew she h(...)

This month’s Book Club choice is The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, published by New Island. Lillis leaves behind 1980s Dublin fo(...)

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