Different planet: former lawyer Danielle McLaughlin’s debut collection of short stories “Dinosaurs on Other Planets” has just been published

Danielle McLaughlin’s path to her first book has been refreshingly unconventional. Having trained and worked as a lawyer in Dublin and Waterford du(...)

‘She felt a small, quiet panic rise up inside of her. It was the panic of a swimmer who has drifted out, little by little, on a rogue current and who(...)

Graham Norton in Bantry. Photograph: Darragh Kane

  1 Stories come from the strangest places What inspires Danielle McLaughlin to write a short story? A character? A situation? At a fr(...)

Winner: Sara Baume. Photograph: Dave Meehan

After a summer stuffed with blockbusters, this compact collection is a welcome reminder that there is often more punch, variety, subtlety and satisfac(...)

Sara Baume: “As loath as I am to accept the idea of having to fraternise in order to succeed, the reality for most of us attempting to pursue a career in the arts is that a stint of volunteering is a rite of passage”

The next time you attend an event at an arts festival, take a second look at the person who punches your ticket, who ushers you to your seat, who p(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
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  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

Sara Baume: born in Lancashire in 1984, she grew up in Co Cork, studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and completed the MPhil in creative writing riting at Trinity College Dublin

The 2014 Davy Byrnes short story award, organised by the Stinging Fly in association with Dublin Unesco City of Literature, has been awarded to Sar(...)

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