Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry has written a follow-up to his Costa-winning Days Without End, dubbed "brave and beautiful" by publisher Faber.... Read more
Sebastian Barry has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for the next three years, hailing what he called the current "golden age of... Read more
Our 2017 round-up features World Book Day, launch parties, Pride, a Guiness World Record and a Del-Boy lookalike.
From established authors to a bookseller's debut novel, the Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist comprises 13 novels across a variety of genres. Read extracts from... Read more
A bookseller's unpublished debut is among the novels longlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize 2017, alongside books by authors including Arundhati Roy, George Saunders, Sebastian Barry and Zadie... Read more
A print recovery in the past two years has somewhat slowed in 2017, with the Irish market sporting a bestseller-shaped hole.
Sebastian Barry has said that bookshops have taken a “quantum leap” of importance in this “strange new world” upon winning the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW)... Read more
Irish writer Sebastian Barry has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for a second time for his American epic Days Without End (Faber).... Read more
W H Smith Travel is to hold a gay literature promotion in major stores in June to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality... Read more
Costa Book award winners Sebastian Barry and Francis Spufford have been longlisted for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017.