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#Writing

# writing - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder Emily Ruskovich

Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder

Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.

# writing - Friday 12 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read Treatment

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

# writing - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism' Opinion

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

# writing - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas The Negotiators

Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas

The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.

# writing - Friday 29 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Here were our favourite books of 2017 - what about you? Turn The Page

# writing - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival Lit Festival

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

We talked to them about how they did it.

# writing - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me' Bgeibas

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'

The author of I Found My Tribe, who is married to the late Simon Fitzmaurice, is nominated for an Irish Book Award.

# writing - Monday 30 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer' Read Me

Stay-at-home mom turned vampire author Clare Daly: 'How I became a writer'

Clare Daly is about to self-publish her first novel, an Irish Vampire story, Our Destiny is Blood.

# writing - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

# writing - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot' Ross O'Carroll Kelly

'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

# writing - Saturday 19 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus' Writing

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

# writing - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl Stuart Neville

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

# writing - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# writing - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world' A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# writing - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

# writing - Sunday 25 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am' EXTRACT

Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'

The award-winning Irish writer tells us about his apprenticeship, and his journey from journalist to author.

# writing - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

# writing - Friday 18 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year Smut

These are the worst examples of writing about sex this year

Last year’s winner was former Smiths frontman Morrissey.

# writing - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now Killer Instinct

Irish crime writing is having a killer moment right now

We spoke to three of the country’s best authors to find out why.

# writing - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure Lady Marian

8 reasons Marian Keyes is a proven national treasure

NOBODY say “chick lit”.

# writing - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel RIP

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.

# writing - Monday 28 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16 Get Writing

Meet the Galway teen who's published her first book at just 16

We spoke to newly-published author Eilís Barrett, from Galway.

# writing - Sunday 6 March, 2016

# writing - Friday 29 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK Distraction

# writing - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award List Of The Worst

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

# writing - Sunday 11 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers Patrick Lafcadio Hearn

This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland - but he's one of our greatest writers

He’s not a household name here – but he is in Japan.

# writing - Sunday 20 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore Long Gaze Back

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes RIP

'Trailblazer' and novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 - sister Joan leads tributes

The best-selling British author had breast cancer.

# writing - Sunday 14 June, 2015

# writing - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish people struggle with reading - but hide it Open Door

Thousands of Irish people struggle with reading - but hide it

A new project aims at helping them – all thanks to author Patricia Scanlan.

# writing - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

# writing - Thursday 26 February, 2015

# writing - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years Way With Words

This woman will be the face of Irish fiction for the next three years

It was a unanimous choice.

# writing - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Want to start writing in 2015? Here are five steps to help you begin Pen To Paper

# writing - Thursday 25 December, 2014

What's the big deal about McGregor? It's TheScore.ie's 50 favourite sports articles of 2014 (part 2)

Also featuring Cork GAA player Jamie Wall, the stray dogs of Sochi and the perils of the Irish national football team.

# writing - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Final issue of Connacht Sentinel put to bed after 89 years of news Stopped The Presses

Final issue of Connacht Sentinel put to bed after 89 years of news

The Connacht Tribune Group describe it as the “end of an era”.

# writing - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 horrific sentences from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction nominees Throbbing Member

# writing - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world Irish Sons

Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world

Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.

# writing - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Short Story: Whalesong Short Story

Short Story: Whalesong

The third prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on a Brazilian family’s misfortune and Messi’s statistical brilliance.

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