Book Review: The Dead House

The Dead House is a début novel from Irish award winning author, Billy O'Callaghan.

Title: The Dead House Author: Billy O'Callaghan Publisher: Brandon Release Date: May 1, 2017 Format: Digital & Hardback Pages: 208 Synopsis: Attempting to rebuild her life after a violent relationship, Maggie Turner, a successful young artist, moves from London to Allihies and buys an ancient abandoned cottage. Keen to concentrate on her art, she is

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Rachel Donohue Wins ‘Irish Writer of the Year’

Rachel Donohue is an award winning Irish writer.

Image courtesy of The Irish Times Rachel Donohue has been awarded the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award at a ceremony in Dublin. Alongside the Emerging Fiction prize, for her story The Taking of Mrs Kennedy. Sean Tanner won the First Fiction category and Una Mannion the prize for Emerging Poetry. Elaine Cullen,

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Hennessy Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Hennessy Literary Awards recognises new Irish writing and rewards excellence in writing short fiction and poetry.

The Hennessy Literary Awards have announced their shortlists for 2017. The award recognises new Irish writing and rewards excellence in writing short fiction and poetry and has been running since 1971. There are 18 nominees for this year’s Emerging Poetry, First Fiction and Emerging Fiction prizes. Emerging poetry Deirdre Daly The Art of Making Macaroons,

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Irish Author Wins Costa Award

Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and author of Days Without End.

Irish author Sebastian Barry has won the Costa Book of the Year with his novel Days Without End (Faber). Barry said the book was ‘dedicated eternally to [my son] Toby’. It has been described by Prof Kate Williams, who chaired the judging panel, as “a searing, magnificent and incredibly moving description of how the West

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Sebastian Barry Wins Costa Award

Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and author of Days Without End.

Irish author Sebastian Barry has won the Costa Novel Award for the second time for his book Days Without End. The story is set during the US civil war, which has been described as ‘a miracle of a book’. Barry is noted for his dense literary writing style and is considered one of Ireland’s finest

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‘Single Sentence’ Novel Wins Book Award

Mike McCormack is an Irish writer and author of award winning book, Solar Bones.

Mike McCormack has become the fourth winner of the Goldsmiths Prize at an award ceremony in London. He is the third Irish writer to win since the prize began. Solar Bones was published by independent Irish publisher, Tramp Press, after the writer was released by Jonathan Cape just under a decade ago. The winning book

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Elizabeth Reapy on Writing Her Debut Novel

Elizabeth Reapy (E.M. Reapy) is an Irish writer and the author of Red Dirt.

Elizabeth (EM) Reapy is an Irish writer and tutor. Her debut novel Red Dirt was published in June 2016. Tell us a little about yourself Elizabeth? I qualified as a secondary school teacher after doing a BA in English Lit and History but left teaching to do a Masters in Creative Writing. After this, I

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Book Review: The Bones of It

The Bones of It is a debut novel by author Kelly Creighton from Northern Ireland.

Title: The Bones of It Author: Kelly Creighton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: May 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 240 Synopsis: The Bones of It is a psychological crime thriller set in present day County Down, Northern Ireland. Sixteen years after the Good Friday Agreement, twenty-two-year-old Scott McAuley, son of ex-paramilitary Duke

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Book Review: The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind

The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind is a collection of short stories by Irish author, Billy O'Callaghan.

Title: The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind Author: Billy O'Callaghan Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Publisher: New Island Press Release Date: February 18, 2014 Format: Digitial & Paperback Pages: 228 Synopsis: The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind is a new collection by Billy O’Callaghan that explores everyday existence in the

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Book Review: Dublin Seven

Dublin Seven is a novel by Irish writer, Frankie Gaffney.

Title: Dublin Seven Author: Frankie Gaffney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: September 19, 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 260 Synopsis: And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. Just left school and keen to assert his independence, Shane loses himself in the tail end of Celtic Tiger nightlife.

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