Claire Byrne and John Murray of RTÉ hosted last nights Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. More than 50 Irish authors and 350 guests people gathered together in the RDS, Dublin to celebrate the best of Irish writing. Now in it's seventh year, RTÉ Television will be broadcasting highlights from the event tomorrow (Saturday, November 24th) night on RTÉ One at 11.05pm.Renowned novelist and playwright Jennifer Johnston was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Irish literature.
We've had such a huge response to our previous €4.99 or less sale, we've reinstated it for the Christmas period. Now there are more than 180,000 titles available for €4.99 or less.There are lots of old classics included such as Huckleberry Finn, Machiavelli's Prince and The Great Gatsby as well as modern titles such as James Patterson's Bloody Valentine, Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor and Full House by Maeve Binchy.A perfect opportunity to build out your own library and gather lots of stocking fillers and Christmas reading.
By Roddy Mannion
Welcoming, appealing, vibrant, historical, arty, traditional, charming, dynamic, cosmopolitan, bohemian, atmospheric, energetic, colourful, medieval, fun loving, exuberant, ancient and modern, blend of old and new, cultural –these are some of the words and phrases used to describe one of Ireland’s most loved cities.
Morag Kelly and Michael Duggan producers of the 100% Irish children’s book Gordon Goes to Greenieland recently featured on RTÉ Dragon’s Den. The dynamic duo was picked for the series after an intensive selection process and managed to impress the judges with their children's book and their further planning for the Greenie brand.
May Bank Holiday Creative Writing Weekend 2012
On Inishbofin Island, coinciding with Inishbofin Arts Festival.
Classes, workshops, relaxed and fun group Readings and social nights, plus plenty of time to explore Inishbofin too!
Beginners’ course: Fri. 4- Sat. 5 May
Developing Writers: Sun. 6 - Mon. 7 May.
Tuition cost: €270. Further Two-Day Writing Retreat at no extra tuition fee.
Want to get inside Don Draper's mind? Then start with his library.