Sally Rooney

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Siri Hustvedt: Philosopher or novelist? Photograph:  Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

There are philosophers who have written novels, and novelists who imbue their work with philosophical ideas. Iris Murdoch and Albert Camus might be se(...)

Chip Creek has written an eminently readable debut

An affair is fertile fictional terrain, a loaded gun that offers intrinsic suspense for novel and novelist. From Gustave Flaubert and Graham Greene to(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are back in Dublin after the long Hollywood awards season, or time in the “fishbowl” as Lowe puts it. “When you’re in it, it(...)

Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Accounts for Waterstones Booksellers Ireland Ltd show it achieved the increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues declining by 3 per cent to €13.1 million.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of UK-based books retailer Waterstones has said its Hodges Figgis store in Dublin was the second-best performing outlet across its(...)

Bart van Es who won the  Costa Book of the Year Award for The Cut Out Girl. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

The Cut Out Girl, a powerful story about a young girl’s struggle to survive Nazi persecution, and a man’s attempt to unveil his family’s secrets, by P(...)

Sally Rooney: Waterstones’ staff named Normal People as their favourite book to recommend last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A good measure of a book’s success is: are booksellers tired of being asked if they have it in stock? In one south London bookshop, the owner has put (...)

 Sally Rooney: youngest winner of Costa Novel Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Novelist Sally Rooney has won the Costa Novel Award for her second novel, Normal People, becoming the youngest recipient of the award, the most presti(...)

Anna Burns, author of 'Milkman'. Photograph: Eleni Stefanou

The success of Anna Burns’s Milkman is quite something. Since winning the £50,000 Man Booker Prize, sales have gone through the roof, far beyond expec(...)

Sally Rooney: The 27-year-old best-selling author

Among the advice traditionally handed out to newbie writers are two classic injunctions: write what you know, and go out into the world to find out mo(...)

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