Paula Hawkins

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Just Walliams: David Walliams received the international recognition award at the Irish Book Awards in Dublin last month. Photograph; Phillip Massey/Getty Images

David Walliams is by some distance the bestselling author in Ireland in 2017. Children’s author Walliams has sold an astonishing 177,045 books to dat(...)

Gabriel Tallent: nuanced exploration of a traumatised female

Turtle Alveston is a remarkable heroine. At just 14, she’s a crack shot with a gun, knows how to survive in the wilderness without food and is able to(...)

LS Hilton: “I was a totally crap model: too short, too fat and I’ve got a funny face”

To borrow a modish internet phrase, find someone who looks at you the way her publisher looks at LS Hilton. Not for her an evening of warm white wine (...)

“Women kill people occasionally, but it doesn’t happen very often. If you’re writing in this genre it’s likely that men aren’t going to get an easy time”

‘She had never realised before her life was torn apart how awkward grief was, how inconvenient for everyone with whom the mourner came into contact,” (...)

Waterstones, which owns Hodges Figgis in Dublin as well as  the Cork branch of Waterstones, recorded a pretax profit of €1.9m. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Booksellers Waterstones more than doubled its profits in Ireland in the year to the end of April 2016, accounts just filed at the Companies Office sho(...)

The bestseller of the year has been Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the script for the West End stage play based on JK Rowling’s original creation. Photograph: Getty Images

The book trade in Ireland is booming with sales up by more than 20 per cent to date this year. Sales up to September 10th were €76.4 million, up 20.(...)

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The lexicon: Hard Brexit Brexit looks set to be very hard indeed for both Britain and Ireland, with new figures suggesting a contraction of 0.2 per(...)

The Girl on the Train writer Paula Hawkins make the Forbes list of richest authors. Photograph: the Guardian

Former financial journalist Paula Hawkins has become one of the world’s highest-paid authors, leap-frogging Game of Thrones bestseller George RR Mart(...)

On a sunny day, a visit to Greystones can feel like you’re on holidays. Indeed since the investment in the marina, Kay Desmond at Brooke & Shoa(...)

Paula Hawkins, author of the best selling book “The Girl on the Train”. In less than a month this slow-building suspense novel that hinges on a young woman’s disappearance and features three shifty female narrators, has catapulted to the top of the best-seller lists. Photograph: Anna Huix/The New York Times

In retrospect, Paula Hawkins realizes that sending her half-finished thriller to publishers before she’d written the crucial, explosive final scenes m(...)