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  • TEN's top books to read in 2016

    06 Jan Much is expected of Lenny Abrahamson's film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel Room, which can only help prospects for the author's forthcoming novel, The Wonder, due in September. Plus, new novels from Neil Jordan, Eimear McBride and Lionel Shriver.

  • No Irish joy at Costa Book Awards

    04 Jan There was disappointment for Dublin writer Anne Enright and Cork-based author Sara Baume at the Costa Book Awards on Monday night as their shortlisted novels missed out on the overall category prizes.

  • Debut novel sold for seven-figure sum due in March

    01 Jan Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's debut novel, The Nest, which reputedly sold for a seven-figure sum, explores a dysfunctional American family and is expected to be one of the books of the year.The novel is due in March.

  • Banville pays tribute to Aidan Higgins

    30 Dec The Wexford-born writer and Man Booker Prize winning novelist John Banville has paid tribute to his fellow author Aidan Higgins, who passed away in Kinsale, aged 88, earlier this week.

  • Room and Brooklyn tipped for Oscar glory

    30 Dec Irish movies Room and Brooklyn have continued their run of good form and have now been included in a list of front-runners for Oscar glory.

  • Celebrated Irish writer Aidan Higgins dies aged 88

    28 Dec The celebrated Irish author Aidan Higgins has died, aged 88. The writer passed away in Kinsale on Sunday December 27.

  • Don DeLillo tackles big questions in new novel

    28 Dec American author Don DeLillo will release his new novel this May and it envisages a project designed to control death and preserve mortal remains.

  • New books on Macca and Leonard Nimoy due 2016

    28 Dec An artist-approved biography of Paul McCartney by Philip Norman, a new novel by Irish author Eimear McBride, and William Shatner's tribute to his friend and Star Trek co-star, the late Leonard Nimoy are among the books coming our way in 2016.

  • New book reveals Ireland's pop culture past

    21 Dec Brand New Retro is a big, bright and funny compendium of Ireland's pop culture past but it also tells us a lot about how we used to live and love. Alan Corr has a look through its glossy pages

  • Xmas reading tips? RTÉ presenters pick their faves

    20 Dec What are Jean Byrne, Daithí Ó Sé,  Áine Lawlor and Claire Byrne recommending for Christmas? We asked a number of RTÉ personalities to name the books they enjoyed this year and what books they would like to see in their Christmas stockings.

  • Colum McCann Thirteen Ways of Looking

    19 Dec The centre-piece of Colum McCann's latest book is the eponymous crime novella in 13 chapters, but the real highlight is the additional 38-page story, Sh'khol, easily one of the most powerful and moving pieces of Irish fiction ever.

  • JK's first fan letter addressed to her as a man

    19 Dec JK Rowling's first fan letter was addressed to her as a man, after her first book in the Harry Potter series appeared.The author had been advised by publishers to hide the fact that she was a woman.

  • Edna O'Brien turns 85 as book hailed a masterpiece

    19 Dec The celebrated Irish author and long-time London resident Edna O'Brien turned 85 on Tuesday December 15. O'Brien's new novel, The Little Red Chairs, has been deemed her masterpiece by the American writer, Philip Roth.

  • Dublin Seven author wanted summons for nothing

    04 Dec With his gritty debut novel Dublin Seven just published, author Frankie Gaffney has been telling TEN how there was one thing he couldn't persuade Gardaí to let him include in the book.

  • Top TEN Books of 2015

    04 Dec Looking for a Christmas pressie for the bookworm in your life or just hoping to nab something to read yourself over the festive period? RTÉ's Arts and Media Correspondent, Sinead Crowley, gives us her top selection of reads from the past year.

  • Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards winners list

    25 Nov The winners of the 2015 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards have been announced - see the full list here.

  • Eoin Colfer wants to dye goatee for Iron Man

    25 Nov Best-selling author Eoin Colfer said he is "very happy" to be to penning a new Iron Man novel and told TEN he might dye his goatee black to get into character.

  • Enright and Bressie take home Irish Book Awards

    25 Nov Niall Breslin aka Bressie won the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at this year's Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards, while Anne Enright won the main prize for the Irish Novel of the Year.

  • Two Irish authors shortlisted for Costa Book Award

    17 Nov Irish authors Anne Enright and Sara Baume have been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award. Dublin writer Enright has been given the nod for her novel The Green Road and UK-born, Cork-based Baume for her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

  • Barry shocked at 'wet week' prize for Beatlebone

    12 Nov Irish novelist Kevin Barry has expressed his delight at winning the £10,000 2015 Goldsmiths prize for fiction for his novel Beatlebone, saying "it's great to get a prize when a book is only out a wet week".