I have come to Spain to escape cruel Irish weather. Our bodies become more relaxed in the sun. We are longer, looser and bigger here. Photograph: iStock

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Another cult artist worthy of attention? Join the queue, mate. American singer and songwriter Mark Mulcahy is, however, up there when it comes to leve(...)

Raymond Antrobus: “the book we all needed to read”. Photograph:  Caleb Femi

Poet Raymond Antrobus has become the first poet to win the £30,000 (€34,000) Rathbones Folio prize, taking the award for his “exceptionally brave and (...)

The 10 books shortlisted for the  2019 International Dublin Literary Award

The winners of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, the 2017 Man Booker Prize and last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction are among the 10 novels shortlisted for the(...)

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: a  remarkable new voice on issues of race in America

An epigraph from Kendrick Lamar, virtual reality games for racists, genetically engineered children and a world where a white man can take a chainsaw (...)

Warm, the new solo album from Wilco singer and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, explores how we should try to live, while acknowledging that death will happen t(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

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(...)

A retelling of King Lear set in a corrupt, contemporary India. A young Finnish girl’s bleakly funny immigrant childhood. A Trinity graduate’s languid (...)

Six of the best?: The Man Booker prize 2017 shortlisted books. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Think of that old showbiz adage, “leave ‘em laughing” and then consider this year’s Man Booker prize shortlist, which suggests a hint of “how about le(...)

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