Rob Doyle

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Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award: Laura McKenna and Niamh Campbell

Two debut novelists are among the five authors shortlisted for the 2021 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. Niamh Campbell has been nominated(...)

Emma Mackey. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

Lockdown arrived at a busy time for The Sex education actor. She is about to be everywhere Some parts of the French film industry have, it seems(...)

Sarah-Davis Goff’s Last Ones Left Alive is an inventive, vividly realised feminist dystopia.

Where have all the writers gone? This year was marked by notable Irish debut novels from an engineer, civil servant and publisher, which tells us much(...)

This weekend’s Eason book offer when you purchase a copy of The Irish Times is €7 off the cover price of Last Stories by William Trevor, now just €4.9(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

Coming up in this Saturday’s Irish Times, Bernard-Henri Lévy talks to Lara Marlowe and Ian McEwan is interviewed by Jonathan McAloon. John Boyne write(...)

k-punk: Mark Fisher’s brilliant writing ranged across popular music, film, TV, politics and literature

For the past two weeks I’ve been feasting on k-punk, an 800-page collection of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher. While skip(...)

Cecelia Ahern fantasises about “a surreal magical room, where I could call a book and it would fly off the shelves and land in my hand, like in ‘Matilda’”.

Would I sound crazy if I admitted to knowing that I have 16,344cm of shelving in my house, of which 10,322cm are filled, leaving me room for about 3,0(...)

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 (...)

Rob Doyle: “These stories of frenzied writers created my own literary hyper-reality.” Photograph: Al Higgins

The opening story in This Is the Ritual, the second book by the Dublin-born writer Rob Doyle, is a comic slaying of a herd of sacred cows. The narrato(...)

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