Monthly Archives: April 2009

Impac Awards 2009

Impac Awards 2009   Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Ravel by Jean Echenoz Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid Archivist’s Story by Travis Holland Burnt Out Town by Roy Jacobsen Indian Clerk by David Leavitt  Animals People by … Continue reading

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Assegai by Wilbur Smith

Book Review of Wilbur Smith’s Assegai by Annette Dunlea Assegai Wilbur Smith’s new hardback is published by Macmillan. The novel’s ISBN is 0230529208. It has all the classic ingredients for great novels a great hero, romance, a bit of espionage … Continue reading

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Pictures of Cork Harbour in a New Book

The Coast of Cork  by Joleen Cronin.                                 A new hardback book is available in Irish shops and online from It was written by Joleen Cronin a local photographer and sailor and published in conjunction with the Evening Echo … Continue reading

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Irish Fiction, Drama and Non-Fiction

FICTION John Banville, Birchwood (Minerva/Norton, o/p); The Newton Letter (Minerva/Warner); The Book of Evidence (Mandarin/Warner); Ghosts (Mandarin/Random House); Athena (Minerva/Random House). Five novels from the most important Irish novelist since McGahern, including his 1989 Booker Prize nomination, a sleazy tale … Continue reading

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Irish Fiction List

Barry, Sebastian The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty Behan, Brendan Binchey, Dan Brulagh trilogy Neon Madonna Last Resorts Fireballs Binchy, Maeve A Circle of Friends; Dublin 4; Echoes Boylan, Clare 11 Edward Street Brennan, Maeve Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin … Continue reading

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Galaxy Book Awards 2009

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The Fringe Blog

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Womens Writers Guild

Log onto the IWWG: What is the Guild? The IWWG, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio. As such, it has established a … Continue reading

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Ireland — Irish Literature

Website:   HISTORY   LANGUAGE   PERIODICALS The Story of the Irish Race Irish History on the Web Ireland History in Maps The Archaeology of Ancient Ireland Irish Timeline and History Chronology of Irish History Gaelic Dictionaries Gaelic Homepage … Continue reading

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