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2019 Costa Book Award Shortlists Announced

Costa logo Joseph O’Connor has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award for Shadowplay, a week after winning the Irish Novel of the Year award for his biographical fiction based on the life of Dracula creator Bram Stoker. His rivals for the £5,000 prize, whose winner will be announced on January 6th, are Middle England by Jonathan Coe; Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach; and Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

Changes to Mobile Library Service timetable until New Year

Mobile van Dublin City Libraries regrets that due to technical issues, the Mobile Library Service will operate a restricted timetable until the New Year when the situation will be reviewed. In the meantime, please note that a weekly timetable will be provided in order for you to plan your visit. Any changes to this timetable will be kept to a minimum but will be communicated in a timely manner where necessary.

Winners of An Post Irish Book Awards announced

anpostFirst awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book Awards showcase a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, with this year’s star-studded awards ceremony taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin. A host of Ireland’s leading writers, publishers, booksellers and media personalities were all in attendance to see the winners claim their awards.

Lost in the Stacks: Portuguese authors

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the eigth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue and perhaps nudging you towards making an inspired selection.

This entry comes from one of our new Librarians, Sofia, and she is from Portugal so naturally enough focuses on Portugese authors available to borrow via our catalogue at Dublin City Libraries.

2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist Announced

2020 Longlist Eight novels from Ireland are among 156 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award. With the winner receiving €100,000, the Award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 50 novels in translation with works nominated by libraries from 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand.

An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 Shortlist

BookAward The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019, features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and Irish Language. Shortlisted writers include Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Cecelia Ahern, Emma Dabiri, Fintan O’Toole, Samantha Power, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Jamie Heaslip, Andrea Corr, Vicky Phelan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Sinéad Gleeson, Mary Costello, Rosita Boland, Joe Duffy and Freya McClements.

10 New Non-Fiction Books: November

New non-fiction We add hundreds of new books to our collections every month at Dublin City Libraries, including the most recent bestsellers. But how do you go about getting your hands on them?

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

JuneRogersDublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition which launches on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in Pearse Street Library. The exhibition will be opened by Joe Conlan, who plays Widow Twankey in this year’s Gaiety production of Aladdin.

Lost in the Stacks: Halloween Special

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the seventh entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Jessica and looks at some of the best books to read this Halloween!

Toddler and Baby Wobbler fun at Ballymun Library

childrensactivitiesOctober was a busy month at Ballymun Library for children’s activities with many events organised in conjunction with Children’s Book Festival 2019 and Stemsational Saturdays’ activities for 8 to 12 year olds to name but a few.

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