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  • 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".

  • Seven Irish authors on longlist for Dublin Award

    09 Nov Books by seven Irish authors are on the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

  • Martin promises 'bittersweet' Thrones ending

    06 Nov Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin has promised a "bittersweet" ending to his series of fantasy books.

  • Collins says Jackie hid cancer to avoid pity

    06 Nov Joan Collins has confirmed that she only learned that her late sister, author Jackie Collins, was battling breast cancer three weeks before her death. She said Jackie kept the news from all her family to avoid being pitied.

  • Dan Brown open to setting a novel in Ireland

    05 Nov Best-selling author Dan Brown, best known for the Da Vinci Code, has said he's open to the idea of setting a book in Ireland. Brown was speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin where he was one of the guest speakers.

  • Top authors shortlisted for Irish Book Awards

    04 Nov Some of Ireland's best known authors have been shortlisted for this year's Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards including Cecelia Ahern, Kevin Barry, Eoin Colfer and Paul Howard.

  • Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 Shortlist

    04 Nov Here's a full run down of the list of nominees for this year's Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.

  • Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink

    02 Nov Thank God for Elvis Costello's acerbic sense of humour which makes the experience of reading his memoir such scurrilous pleasure as you read first-hand of the anarchy and insouciance of being an Attraction at large in Tokyo and in the USA.

  • Next Benjamin Black novel set in Prague in 1600

    02 Nov John Banville hasn't written it yet, but his next Benjamin Black novel will be a murder mystery set in the year 1600 in Prague.

  • Marty Whelan recalls doleful time without work

    02 Nov Marty Whelan has spoken out about the 'horrendous time' in his life when he found himself unemployed and on the dole.

  • John Banville Interview

    29 Oct "The great thing about getting old is you just don't care anymore, you don't care what anybody says, what anybody thinks, " says writer John Banvile, who hasn't read reviews of his books for the "past 15 or 20 years." Paddy Kehoe meets the Wexford author.

  • Warts and All memoir due from Phil October 2016

    18 Oct Phil Collins has revealed a publishing deal with Century publishers to deliver his autobiography, due to hit the shelves in October 2016.

  • Bob Marley had "baby mother trouble" says author

    18 Oct Marlon James, the Jamaican author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Booker Prize winning novel about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley, has said that the reggae great was "also a human being, someone with baby mother trouble."

  • David Lynch to set record straight in biography

    17 Oct Twin Peaks and Eraserhead director David Lynch will react to the "bull****" surrounding his life story in a new book due in 2017. Lynch has enlisted the help of US journalist Kristine McKenna to write the book, Life and Work.

  • Buena Vista Social Club performs at White House

    17 Oct The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club has become the first Cuba-based band to play in the White House for more than 50 years.

  • Tóibín praises Brooklyn for its very pure emotion

    17 Oct Author Colm Tóibín has praised the movie adaptation of his novel Brooklyn as "very pure without being sentimental."

  • Easter Rising novel chosen as Dublin One City Book

    14 Oct Fallen by Lia Mills, a novel set against the backdrop of the events of the Easter Rising, has been chosen as the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2016.