Literature

Milkman by Anna Burns
By February 7, 2019 Read More →

Milkman by Anna Burns

‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns, recent winner of the Man Booker prize has been a very popular book in recent months. We have lots of copies in the shop.

So Long, See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell
By November 27, 2018 Read More →

So Long, See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell

Novellas are making a comeback and this classic North American novella, So Long, See You Tomorrow, by William Maxwell, was first published in two parts in The New Yorker in 1979. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. [...]

Classic Novels At Bargain Prices!
By July 30, 2015 Read More →

Classic Novels At Bargain Prices!

Haven’t read any Jane Austen?? Unfamiliar with the works of Charles Dickens?? Ashamed to say you’ve never read Huckleberry Finn?? Fear not Charlie Byrne’s has the solution!

An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain
By June 18, 2015 Read More →

An Eochair – The Key by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Charlie Byrne’s has just received new dual language copies of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s unique work, The Key/ An Eochair.

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor
By June 4, 2015 Read More →

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor brings us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s world. Together they transport us to that pivotal  moment when politics, science, religion, even the basic facts of geography, all had to be rethought. This was when modern man and woman – questioning, self-conscious, committed to [...]

Gorse No. 3
By May 5, 2015 Read More →

Gorse No. 3

Gorse is a twice-yearly print journal published in Dublin, featuring long-form narrative essays, original fiction, poetry and interviews, the third issue of the publication is available at Charlie Byrne’s now!

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
By May 1, 2015 Read More →

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett’s first collection of stories Pond comes in the wake of her 2013 win of the White Review Short Story Prize and is highly recommended by the staff of Charlie Byrne’s.

Launch of ROPES 2015
By April 30, 2015 Read More →

Launch of ROPES 2015

Last Thursday saw the very successful launch of ROPES 2015 here at Charlie Byrne’s. The dedicated team of students from the NUIG MA in Literature and Publishing, put a substantial amount of time and effort into making this one of the best editions of ROPES yet and saw a suitable turnout in response to their [...]

Winesburg, Ohio
By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson’s timeless cycle of short stories lays bare the life of the small fictional town of Winesburg Ohio in the American Midwest. The central character is George Willard, a young reporter on the Winesburg Eagle to whom, one by one, the town’s inhabitants confide their hopes, their dreams, and their fears.

The Man Who Planted Trees
By April 21, 2015 Read More →

The Man Who Planted Trees

Originally published in 1953, The Man Who Planted Trees is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono. Set in the Foothills of the French Alps during both World Wars, the story follows a Shepherd’s personal task of reforesting his desolate region through the planting of over one hundred acorns a day. Written in the [...]