Tue, 05/05/2009 - 03:10
Veteran Irish novelist Edna O’Brien is to be honoured at this year's Irish Book Awards with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award. O'Brien is the author of 14 novels and five collections of short stories. The Irish Book Awards 2009 are taking place next Wednesday, 6th May.
O’Brien will be presented with the Bob...
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 06:12
Booker-winning author Roddy Doyle is among the writers on the shortlist for this year's Bisto Awards, the most prestigious prizes for children's books in Ireland, reports the Irish Independent.
Also on the shortlist is bestselling author Eoin Colfer for his last book, 'Airman. Siobhan Dowd, who died in 2007 at the age of 47,...
Wed, 04/03/2009 - 08:30
Irish book chain Eason has made 40 positions redundant in a move that it said was aimed at increasing efficiencies. A spokesperson for the company said that the redundancies had been made across all sections of the retailer's business.
She said: "As part of ongoing efforts to refine business operations and functions in order to...
Wed, 26/11/2008 - 09:28
Some time ago I advocated for consolidation and mergers in the native Irish publishing sector. The difficulties and potential barriers to such market changes still exist and may well never be overcome but the logic remains (at least to my mind) inescapable.
The Irish publishing scene is dominated by multinational publishers, which...
Wed, 19/11/2008 - 14:23
Merlin, the Irish-based publisher of The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology, which was pulled from Amazon.co.uk for including "defamatory" content, has "emphatically denied" the allegations. Aoife Barrett, editorial director at Merlin, said the claim was "vexatious...
Mon, 27/10/2008 - 06:18
Kathy O'Beirne, whose account of her abuse in a Magdalene laundry, Kathy's Story, was described by her family as "a figment of her imagination", is writing a sequel to the book.
According to the Times, O'Beirne and a co-writer are working on Always Dancing, a follow-up to Kathy's...
Wed, 22/10/2008 - 06:54
Hughes & Hughes will open its new store, which will stock more than 53,000 books, in Dundrum this Saturday. To mark the launch author Charley Boorman will be holding an event on 10th November to discuss his new book By Any Means.
The store will have a dedicated "Scribbler" stationery area stocking the likes of Orla...
Thu, 31/07/2008 - 07:42
Irish book retailer Hughes & Hughes has unveiled a new store at the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords, County Dublin, marking a new partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company.
The new 6,800 sq ft store stocks more than 24,000 titles, as well as stationery, a dedicated travel section and a Hughes & Hughes Junior, a specialist...
Tue, 22/07/2008 - 14:26
A younger, more radical and, if I am honest, less wise me was prone to knocking the function of the Irish Arts Council. I propounded the view that books should be able to stand on merit in a given market, even artistic books, and that companies which required funding to support their literary and artistic lists were failing somehow.
Mon, 23/06/2008 - 06:36
Collins has signed a deal with the daily newspaper the Irish Times to publish a series of specially branded books. The publisher will release around four titles per year in areas like sport, quiz books and history. The first title in the venture will be released in September when Collins publishes the Irish Times Universal Atlas of...