New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan:“He is the real entrepreneur,” says Rebecca, “whereas I am a big square.I would never have gone down this route without Will.”

Their eyes met over an “outrageous” model in a life drawing class in London in 2006. In a meet-cute worthy of Nora Ephron, they had nowhere else to(...)

Louise Greig lives in Aberdeen where she is director of a dog re-homing organisation. Her winning poem, Don’t Think of an Elephant, is “a poem full of wonder and mystery, a poem that feels like it has been around for a long time, and will endure”, said Rebecca O’Connor, editor of The Caterpillar and one of this year’s judges

The Caterpillar, an Irish-based international arts & literature magazine for children, has just announced Louise Greig as the winner of its ina(...)

Alternative universe: handwritten poetry by Matthew Sweeney in The Great Book of Ireland

Four new poetry collections imagine very different relationships between writers and a larger community. Greg Delanty’s The Greek Anthology Book XV(...)