Oliver Jeffers

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Writer John Boyne and his interior designer Caroline Flannery in his Rathfarnham home. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

After a relationship breaks down, the route from cohabiting to separation is often much the same. Possessions are divided; there’s a mild scuffle over(...)

Oliver Jeffers: “This idea of the stoic man; generations being indoctrinated into the idea that not communicating is a good thing.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

How to Be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges facing men in Ireland today Oliver Jeffers was recently invited to the UN Glob(...)

A Child of Books, by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, celebrates the joy of reading and has the feel of a classic

While adult readers are more likely to pack a Kindle in their holiday suitcase than a stack of books, younger audiences have proved more resistant to (...)

Anne Enright: the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, has previously won the Novel of the Year award in 2008 for The Gathering, which also won the Man Booker Prize

The Green Road by Anne Enright, a family saga that spans 25 years and three continents, has been chosen as the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year at(...)

A Dublin Fairytale: a troll on the Ha’penny Bridge in Nicola Colton’s picture book

With its simple but quirky illustrations, this year’s treat for young Dubliners is, unquestionably, illustrator Nicola Colton’s first picture book,(...)

For just under 30 years PJ Lynch has been winning national and international acclaim for the illustrations he has provided for a wide range of childre(...)

Festival buzz: Bees! was exquisitely conceived. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

During the recent short run, at Dublin Theatre Festival, of Bees!, a gently instructional musical for children created by WillFredd Theatre, our beeke(...)

Tag rugby with the Terenure Tigers, part of Terenure College Rugby Club in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

By the time Lorraine Doyle’s twin boys were eight years old, she had no problem finding sporting and social after-school activities for one, but no(...)

A Quentin Blake illustration in Roald Dahl’s The Twits

A is for Ahlberg Husband-and-wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg are responsible for some of the best British picture books of the late 20th cent(...)

In their long and colourful history, alphabet books have evolved from basic instruction manuals to sophisticated and ingenious works of art. With t(...)

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