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  • Salman Rushdie: "Culture has no armies"

    12 Sep Author Salman Rushdie has commented on the destruction of cultural artifacts, such as the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, which was destroyed recently by Islamic State saying "culture has no armies."

  • Sinéad Moriarty puts phone on silent while writing

    12 Sep Dublin author Sinéad Moriarty has revealed that keeping her phone on silent is a must when she is writing a book, even though it "drives everybody mad" not being able to get through to her.

  • Game of Thrones book looks set for 2016 release

    11 Sep The next instalment of George RR Martin's Game of Thrones book series, The Winds of Winter, looks set to be released next year, according to the book's publisher.

  • Mick Heaney recalls his father's last days

    12 Sep Writing in today's The Irish Times, Mick Heaney remembers his father Seamus's last days. "Dad soberly admitted that the diagnosis was "quite serious", he recalls.

  • Fassbender in talks for Nesbø's The Snowman

    09 Sep Michael Fassbender is in talks to play detective Harry Hole in the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø's best-selling thriller The Snowman.

  • Brooklyn to receive Irish premiere next month

    09 Sep Brooklyn, the Oscar-tipped Saoirse Ronan-starring adaptation of the Colm Tóibín bestseller, is to have its Irish premiere at Dublin's Savoy Cinema next month.

  • Branagh plans to bring Artemis Fowl to cinemas

    02 Sep It is reported that Kenneth Branagh is planning to bring Irish author Eoin Colfer's bestselling fantasy series Artemis Fowl to the big screen, with Dublin playwright Conor McPherson in talks to write the script.

  • Book review: John Banville's The Blue Guitar

    03 Sep In The Blue Guitar, Banville continues the elegiac, tender note  that informed his last novel, Ancient Light as the Wexford-born novelist delves expertly through his season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

  • Die to Live Another Day: The Book Rebooted

    01 Sep Sebastian Faulks had a go at resurrecting James Bond but his success will be small fry compared to The Girl in the Spider's Web, the fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series,  penned by Stockholm-based writer David Lagercrantz.

  • Positive reviews for new 'Dragon Tattoo' novel

    26 Aug The wait has ended for fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, with the new Lisbeth Salander adventure The Girl in the Spider's Web on sale from today and the good news is that reviews have been largely positive.

  • Reynor says fearless Fassbender 'owns' Macbeth

    25 Aug Ahead of the release of Macbeth in October, actor Jack Reynor has said he thinks his co-star Michael Fassbender has set a new standard with his performance as the Scottish leader in the Shakespearean adaptation.

  • Emma Donoghue salutes Room director Abrahamson

    21 Aug With her adaptation of her bestseller Room screening at the Toronto Film Festival next month, author Emma Donoghue has paid tribute to how the film's director, Lenny Abrahamson, helped her make the transition from page to screen.

  • Dublin Book Festival to return in November

    17 Aug This year's Dublin Book Festival will run from November 12 to 15, with readings, public interviews, workshops and debates among the programme

  • JK Rowling advises fan to write on the sly

    16 Aug When asked on Twitter for her advice by an aspiring writer, JK Rowling advised the young fan to "write on the sly".

  • Guardian concludes 100 Best Novels project

    16 Aug The Guardian has finally concluded its list of 100 Best Novels Written in English, a survey which took two years to complete.

  • Pharrell gets Happy in book form

    16 Aug The first of Pharrell Williams' four picture books - which begin with a celebration of childhood inspired by his hit song Happy - is set to be published on September 22.

  • New kiddies' bed-time tale guarantees sleep

    16 Aug Good news for tired parents - Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin reckons he can get children to go to sleep within minutes with his new book.

  • Kathleen MacMahon Interview

    15 Aug Kathleen MacMahon's second novel, The Long, Hot Summer, charts the marriages, rows and travails of an ambitious Southside Dublin family. Paddy Kehoe met the full-time author.

  • 500 books to be published on Super Thursday

    15 Aug Over 500 new books will be published on Super Thursday, October 8, as the publishing industry prepares its heavy guns for the Christmas market.

  • Amazon Studios nears deal for Dublin-shot film

    10 Aug Amazon Studios, the film and TV division of the retail giant, is nearing a deal for the North American rights to director Whit Stillman's period comedy Love & Friendship, which was filmed in Dublin and stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Fry.