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  • Obama leads tributes to novelist EL Doctorow

    22 Jul US President Barack Obama has led tributes to author E.L. Doctorow, who has died aged 84, describing him as "one of America's greatest novelists".

  • Go Set A Watchman Review: Uneven & underdeveloped

    14 Jul TEN reviews Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman, the long awaited follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird. Arts and Media Correspondent, Sinead Crowley says the novel is neither a prequel or sequel but an essential and fascinating companion piece to the original.

  • Watchman enjoys strong sales despite controversy

    14 Jul Go Set a Watchman, the long-awaited follow-up to Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has been enjoying record-breaking sales. However the critical reception for the book has been mixed.

  • The Girl on the Train film to be set in US

    13 Jul Author Paula Hawkins has said her best-selling novel The Girl on The Train could be set in any commuter town and now US filmmakers have decided that the commuter town will be in upstate New York and not the original suburban setting in the UK.

  • TEN Things about Harper Lee as countdown begins

    12 Jul Here are TEN Things you didn't know about Harper Lee as the countdown to the publication of To Set a Watchman begins. The book is due on Tuesday, although its first chapter has already been circulating online. Paddy Kehoe dips into the life and times.

  • Irish Teens to perform in 'X Factor' for poets

    10 Jul Four Irish teenagers jetting off this weekend to Atlanta, Georgia to represent Ireland in an international slam poetry competition.

  • Carys Davies wins Frank O'Connor Short Story Award

    08 Jul Welsh writer Carys Davies has won the €25,000 Frank O'Connor Short Story Competition for her collection The Redemption of Galen Pike.

  • Top TEN books for the summer

    06 Jul No one wants to end up with a clunker of a novel - or indeed limp short stories - on their hols, so with worthwhile reading experiences in mind, Paddy Kehoe selects TEN of the best books on offer this summer.

  • Two Pratchett novels published this summer

    23 Jun The Shepherd's Crown will be the final Discworld book from author Terry Pratchett who died in March.

  • JK Rowling wishes Berkeley victim speedy recovery

    19 Jun Harry Potter author JK Rowling has wished Berkeley balcony victim Clodagh Cogley a "speedy recovery", after a social media appeal by her brother, who said the young student was a big Harry Potter fan.

  • IMPAC winner Crace: "I felt I had lost my mojo"

    18 Jun In a 2013 Guardian interview, when Harvest had just been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, author Jim Crace reviewed the painful genesis of his IMPAC prize-winning novel.

  • Watch! Shutter Island's Dennis Lehane on new book

    18 Jun If you were watching Shutter Island on RTÉ One on Wednesday night then you may not know that its author, Dennis Lehane, has just published his new crime thriller, World Gone By. TEN met him in Dublin recently to find out more.

  • Jim Crace wins Dublin IMPAC 2015 with Harvest

    17 Jun The English novelist Jim Crace has won the €100,000 IMPAC Dublin literary award for his novel Harvest.

  • New Franzen novel concerns young people's idealism

    17 Jun American best-selling author Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections) has been talking about his long-awaited new novel Purity, in which he attempts to capture young people's idealism, through the lives of four characters.

  • Stephen Fry celebrates Bloomsday in Dublin

    16 Jun Stephen Fry is due in Dublin to celebrate Bloomsday and he will be in conversation with Senator David Norris in Joyce's alma mater, Belvedere College, tonight as part of this year's Bloomsday Festival.

  • James Fenton wins PEN Pinter prize

    16 Jun 66-year-old British poet and journalist, James Fenton, has been announced as the winner of this year's PEN Pinter prize. His work has been praised by the jury for speaking "truth to power - forcefully, fearlessly, and beautifully."

  • Inherent Vice star joins Harry Potter spin-off

    16 Jun Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has been cast opposite Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  • Candace Bushnell's novel Killing Monica published

    15 Jun Sex and The City author Candace Bushnell''s new comic novel Killing Monica is due at the end of this month.

  • Joyce and Ulysses now big in China

    15 Jun Two James Joyce-themed stage productions have recently played to capacity houses in major Chinese cities, as part of a cultural exchange programme between the UK and China.

  • Watch! TEN speaks to American author David Shafer

    12 Jun David Shafer, the American author whose debut novel, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was released in Ireland last week, sat down with TEN's Odrán de Bhaldraithe to discuss the new book and his time living in Ireland.