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  • 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.

  • Jason Johnson Interview

    06 Aug Aloysius Tempo is a freelance killer for hire, who advertises his services on the Dark Web.  He arranges fatal accidents and convenient deaths and becomes in effect the Irish government's first secret assassin. Paddy Kehoe talks to author Jason Johnson.

  • New short story by Great Gatsby author published

    04 Aug A short story by F Scott Fitzgerald, found in the archives of Princeton University, has finally been published 75 years after the passing of the author of The Great Gatsby.

  • Anne Enright makes Man Booker Longlist

    29 Jul Irish author and Laureate for Fiction Anne Enright has been included in the longlist for this year's Man Booker prize for her novel The Green Road.

  • Colm Tóibín scoops Hawthornden Literature Prize

    23 Jul Author Colm Tóibín has been announced as the winner of the Hawthornden Prize for his novel Nora Webster.

  • Redford and Nolte bring bromance in Bryson movie

    22 Jul Acting legends Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are the chalk and cheese duo on the Appalachian Trail in A Walk in the Woods, the adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's bestseller. We have the Irish trailer exclusive.

  • 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.