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Bailey's LogoMcBride Adds Women's Prize To Collection

Eimear McBride has added the Bailey's Women's Prize to the accolades for her debut novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing. The book has already received the Goldsmiths and Kerry Group prizes and is in contention for the Desmond Elliott prize.

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  • Julia DonaldsonDubray Books Present...Julia Donaldson and Friends

    A sing-along storytelling event with book signing

    Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
    Monday 22nd September at 10:30am.
    Doors open 10am.

    Tickets: €6 (price includes a copy of What the Ladybird Heard or Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson)
    To Book: Tel. 01 2312929 or see

    Join Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and her guitar-wielding husband Malcolm for an amazing hour of storytelling and sing-along. Bring your best singing voices and prepare to join in the fun as we go on an adventure to find to cure for Dragon Pox, discover why Jack’s granny packed 3 spotty hankies and listen to exactly what the Ladybird heard!

  • Dublin Festival of History

    The Dublin Festival of History has announced two headline speakers - Alison Weir and Hew Strachan. Alison Weir, well-known for her historical work on the Tudors, also writes historical fiction and will discuss her latest novel, The Marriage Game, set in the court of the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth. Hew Strachan will appear in conversation with John Horne of Trinity College Dublin as part of a series of festival events marking the centenary of the First World War. The festival will take place in the Printworks at Dublin Castle from the 26th-28th of September, with the full lineup of speakers and events to be published in mid-August.

    » Dublin Festival of History

  • IMPAC 2014 Award logoIMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    Two Irish writers have been included in the shortlist for this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: David Park for The Light of Amsterdam and Donal Ryan for The Spinning Heart. However, the inclusion of five novels in translation on the shortlist makes it a truly international selection. The IMPAC is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.

    » IMPAC shortlist