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Anna Burns, whose winning novel is set at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Eleni Stefano

Belfast-born author Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel Milkman. She is the first Irish author to win since Anne Enright in 200(...)

Lenny Abahamson on anti-Semitism: “You are in the box that stuff is pointed at, and your children are too. That’s quite a thing”

Lenny Abrahamson clatters into the conference room of Element Pictures’ canal-side Dublin offices. The window is open on early autumnal sun. He has bi(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Lenny Abrahamson: the Irish film-maker  will direct the adaption for BBC Three. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated Irish director of Room, is to direct an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People for the BBC. The book,(...)

Sebastian Barry and Paul Lynch will take part at the Cúirt festival in Galway. Photograph: The Irish Times

A slew of award-winning writers and poets will take part in Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival which begins on Monday and runs until Su(...)

 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

The 2014 Man Booker prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of authors in the Folio Academy, which includes Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín, and Belinda McKeown, along with Mar(...)

Tara Flynn: “I’ve admired Maria Bamford for a long time. She had a nervous breakdown about 10 years ago and had to move back with her parents, and she deals with it so beautifully”

Book I just finished Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a compact book but deals with big thoughts. She expl(...)

Do not buy somebody a Christmas present just because you think it’s fabulous and would love it for yourself. That is the golden rule of gift-giving a(...)

The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories f(...)

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