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On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

A page from Lord's notebook documenting his work illustrating Finnegans Wake.

James Joyce’s novel is an act of pure linguistic pyrotechnics, so when faced with the task of illustrating it John Vernon Lord was understandably ‘bewildered.’

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Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses

Vanessa O'Loughlin

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world.

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

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At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.

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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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A World Without Walls?

Going Over Beth Kephart

Checkpoints. Watchtowers. Walls. Why do we persist in dividing people when it only served to diminish hope and the greater good?, asks author Beth Kephart.

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Explaining Australia’s Fair Use Publishing Conundrum

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We look at what would the proposed introduction of fair use to Australian copyright law mean for publishers, and why is it attracting international attention.

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Seoul Sidelines: Borges Beach Blankets, “Slow” Irish Art Books

Borges beach towel - cool!!

Among the curiosities for sale at last week’s Seoul International Book Fair were Borges-themed beach gear and tiny hand-bound artists books from a tiny Irish island.

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Ten Titles Up for €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

Ten Novels on IMPAC Shortlist

From a longlist of 154 titles, ten novels have been shortlisted and are in the running for the €100,000 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Children’s Books Ireland Reveals 2013 Shortlist

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The shortlist of ten children’s book titles selected by Children’s Books Ireland honors Irish authors and illustrators, and six final winners will be announced on May 8.

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Ether for Authors: Booking the Future

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Porter Anderson reports from the FutureBook conference in London, where agents are making serious moves. Also: Irelands ebooks, YA inspiration and more.

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