Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

 The Goring: its Royal Suite is where Kate Middleton stayed the night before her wedding to Prince William

“And do let us know if there is anything I can do for you,” says my personal footman, after introducing me to my room for the night. “We want to spoil(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

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It is a damp, grey morning in south London and I am outdoors, still half asleep. The wind cuts like a knife and all I am wearing is shorts, tights an(...)

Actor Kevin Spacey arriving for the season four premiere  of the Netflix show House of Cards in Washington, DC, in February last year. Production of  season six of the show has been suspended  in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey. File photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that h(...)

Bones: Emily Deschanel, as Temperance Brennan, with TJ Thyne in the series based on Kathy Reichs’s novels. Photograph:  Fox via Getty

Kathy Reichs was 49 when she published her first novel. She had until then worked as a forensic anthropologist, and she offers an admirably frank expl(...)

Stepping out into the hot Hanoi night, I feel a wave of excitement. It could be a combination of things: the exotic mingling smells of jasmine and fis(...)

“Women kill people occasionally, but it doesn’t happen very often. If you’re writing in this genre it’s likely that men aren’t going to get an easy time”

‘She had never realised before her life was torn apart how awkward grief was, how inconvenient for everyone with whom the mourner came into contact,” (...)

The Baron Hotel, among the first western-style hotels in Aleppo built by the Mazloumian family in the latter half of the 19th century. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

The 20-storey Chahba Palace Hotel in western Aleppo is besieged by civilians on foot and in cars, the parking lot is gridlocked. Men, women, and child(...)

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