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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

In a combination of fan appreciation and “mindful” colouring books, a giant Harry Potter illustration wall went from bare to beautiful over the course of the weekend

Recent Nielsen Book figures indicate that – in the United States, at any rate – 80 per cent of all Young Adult (YA) books are purchased by adults. (...)

One of the most eagerly awaited of Irish children’s books of recent months is now with us in the form of Derek Landy’s Demon Road (HarperCollins, £12.(...)

With her first two young-adult novels, Taking Flight and Grounded, Sheena Wilkinson quickly established a reputation as one of our foremost writers(...)

Nominated: Derek Landy, speaking to pupils in Rush, Co Dublin, as part of the Writers in Libraries scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

The winners of this year’s Children’s Books Ireland awards will be announced on May 13th. From the 70 or so books submitted by their publishers, th(...)

Calamitous: a scene from Stalingrad, about the Nazi onslaught on the Russian city in 1942-43, the subject of Nicola Pierce’s City of Fate. Photograph: Non-stop Production

If all the books that constitute Irish children’s literature were to be classified thematically it would soon become obvious that a very sizabl(...)

Wicked winners 2012: Michael Morpurgo (front) with members of the  cast and finalists at last year’s Wicked Young Writers’ Awards

The first book that the award-winning writer and former British children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo put his name to was Children’s Words, a compendiu(...)

Michael Scott: the  myth-master signs off with The Enchantress.
Science takes on magic
  • Books
  • July 6, 2013, 01:00

The magic of one generation may be the science of another but, not infrequently, the discourses of magic and science co-exist. The Sturm und Drang of (...)