Rob Doyle

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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(...)

Winter Pages co-editor Kevin Barry, flanked by walking sticks carved from roots by Seanie Barron, one of six creatives interviewed about their craft, along with Lenny Abrahamson, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tommy Tiernan and Blindboy Boatclub. Photographs: Sean Lynch/Matt Gidney/Cyril Byrne

It’s an exciting time for the literary/arts journal fan ...with Gorse, The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review and Banshee now being joined by Winter Pag(...)

Bert Wright: “Of all recent Irish novels, none addresses the dilemma of the Irish writer caught between the rock of tradition and the cold hard place that Ireland has become more urgently than Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void”

After half a lifetime spent curating literary events, there is one audience question to which I remain violently allergic. It usually comes at the end(...)

Writer Anna Laerke Byrne and Lisa Coen, co-founder of Tramp Press

Ghostbusting, professional drinking and a love poem to the chipper were among the varied topics at an evening of readings by emerging authors in Dubli(...)

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