Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers. Photograph: Caroline Tompkins

Oliver Jeffers is talking about his many, many tattoos. He has sold millions of picture books all over the world – beautifully drawn creations about, (...)

The Abbey theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

‘We’re gone,” tweeted playwright Michael West as his play, The Fall of the Second Republic, closed early at the Abbey. “Shout out to all our comrades (...)

 Brigid O’Dea: “If love could cure me, I’d never so much as sneeze again.”

After losing yet another hour of my “bedbound” day wandering aimlessly through YouTube’s more obscure corners, it is hard not to feel like my life has(...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

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(...)

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