In common with other hard liquors, gin doesn’t freeze in mere Beast-from-the-East temperatures 

One of the many events that succumbed to the weather this week was the launch in Dublin of a “James Joyce Gin”. It was supposed to happen in The Baile(...)

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. So says Albert Camus, whose most famous book, The Outsider, has a Frenchman living in North Africa(...)

 Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel literature winner, waves  after a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, yesterday.  The judges described her work “a monument to suffering and courage.” Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Photo

It takes courage to see the truth; it takes even more to confront it, describe it and present it against the odds. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literat(...)