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Skein lifts off with aim of taking underrepresented writers to new heights

After the huge success of This Hostel Life, which grew out of a chance meeting about asylum seeker accommodation, Skein Press has its sights set... Read more

Kennelly keen to keep literary world buoyant after joining ACI in lockdown

One of the more useful things for Maureen Kennelly in starting her stint as Arts Council of Ireland (ACI) director in the midst of lockdown... Read more

Christine Dwyer Hickey | 'Dublin’s gone from boom town to Zoom town'

One of the busiest periods in Christine Dwyer Hickey’s career was meant to have been this April and May, with 31 events scheduled to celebrate... Read more

Normal People and abnormal times: fiction helps Irish market weather Covid-19

A homegrown superstar in Sally Rooney, and overseas fiction from Delia Owens, has helped Ireland’s books market weather the worst of the pandemic, down less... Read more

Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn takes up the role in unprecedented circumstances

Like a politician at the start of an election cycle Ireland’s Laureate na nÓg begins by setting out the overarching themes for their two-year tenure.... Read more

IEPA seeks to address education inequality exacerbated by schools’ lockdown closure

The Irish Education Publishers Association is intent on helping children whose wellbeing and education provision has been dented by recent school closures Read more

Children’s Books Ireland takes lockdown lessons in its stride to reach readers nationwide

Despite shelving grand plans for the 30th anniversary of its Book of the Year awards, Children’s Books Ireland has been highly active to engage young... Read more

Virtually the same? Irish festivals look to innovate in new online iterations

  The festival sector could well be hard hit by the pandemic lockdown—but a number of entrepreneurial Irish events are making waves with their online... Read more

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