Tagged: Ireland

This may not destroy you

In Michaela Coel’s excellent BBC TV series “I May Destroy You”, her character Arabella’s journey concludes in a bookshop with the launch of her self-published... Read more

'The shadow of Brexit reaches across the Irish Sea'

Maria Dickenson on how the health of the Irish trade can be maintained. Read more

London hauling

Philip Jones asks if London is exerting too strong an influence on publishing. Read more

International Spotlight: Ireland book sales’ value falls 29% in lockdown

Across the Irish Sea the books market has suffered as bookshops have been shuttered, falling by almost a third in value Read more

Irish market takes 30% Covid-19 hit

Ireland’s print sales have seen a 29% decline in value over the period the country has been in lockdown compared to the same period in 2019.... Read more

Critic Eileen Battersby dies following car crash

The former Irish Times literary correspondent Eileen Battersby has died aged 60 following a car crash in County Meath.... Read more

'Wonderful' poet Matthew Sweeney dies

Irish poet Matthew Sweeney has died aged 65. Read more

Retail Spotlight: Hodges Figgis

The venerable Dublin bookseller, namedropped in Ulysses and a focal point for literary tourists thereafter, remains a stalwart of the books scene in the Irish... Read more

Fiction sales lead Ireland’s domestic market to recovery

Ireland’s Nielsen-measured market has enjoyed strong, UK-beating growth this year to date, with a grass-roots author campaign propelling the late Emma Hannigan to the top... Read more

Meditative non-fiction beats the celebs in Ireland

Sales of non-fiction in Ireland, and much of the nation’s publishing, has moved away from big-money celebrity and onto more authentic, enduring voices.  ... Read more

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