Writer and comedian Tara Flynn will feature at a Nollaig na mBan event on Monday evening in Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin city centre CHQ building.  Photograph:  Ruth Connolly

Events to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or women’s Christmas, will take place across the country on Monday. Known also as Little Christmas, Nollaig na m(...)

Comedian Alison Spittle.

Richie Sadlier Sports pundit, psychotherapist and former professional footballer Richie Sadlier’s book is raw without ever being miserable(...)

Sue Rainsford: Has a knack for writing bracing, off-kilter realities with strong feminist overtones.

“He’d tell me how he mixed my parts together and planted me inside of a sack. He tied it shut with a rope and then lowered me down during a thundersto(...)

This time last year, Dan Mallory was the toast of the publishing world. Known to readers by his pseudonym AJ Finn, the American author had just releas(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen. Photograph: Rob O’ Connor

It might be a ‘slush pile’ but reading through thousands of unsolicited manuscripts is actually “like panning for gold,” says Sarah Davis-Goff wh(...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

Mike McCormack: “a book which always seemed to me to be about the various shades of masculinity – son, brother, husband, father, engineer – found its most receptive and courageous readers amongst women”. Photograph: Sarah Davis-Goff

I have no memories of writing Solar Bones. Yes, there is a bale of handwritten notes in the corner of my study and a heap of word documents on the co(...)

Lisa Coen, left, and Sarah Davis-Goff, founders of Tramp Press: people are interested in what we’re doing because in Ireland, literature feels close, real and relevant

As co-founder and co-publisher of Tramp Press, it’s my duty to do many things I like – reading unsolicited manuscripts, finding new talent, selling(...)

Off the shelves: After a difficult decade for global publishing, Irish publishers had a relatively good year in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Sooner or later the best-selling writers of the 1960s and 1970s would either die or go senile, making room for newcomers like me.” Stephen King recal(...)

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