Dublin Literary Award Shortlist 2018

10 novels have been shortlisted for the 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award, proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes two novels by Irish authors, The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride and Solar Bones by Mike McCormack; six novels in translation from France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Mexico and South Korea; and novels from South Africa and the USA. Continue reading

The Stella Prize 2018

From a very diverse shortlist of six authors, Alexis Wright, for her book Tracker has won this year’s Stella Prize. Judging panel chair Fiona Stager said the winning book—a biography of Aboriginal leader, thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth that incorporates interviews with family, friends, foes and Tilmouth himself—is an ‘extraordinary, majestic book’. ‘It is one man’s story told by many voices, almost operatic in scale. With a tight narrative structure, compelling real-life characters, the book sings with insight and Tracker’s characteristic humour. Wright has crafted an epic that is a truly rewarding read,’ said Stager.

In her acceptance speech, Wright says : Continue reading

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Brain Science in the Library

Brain science and neuroscience has been such a popular read subject in the library science publishing of The brain that changes itself by Norman Doidge in 2008. The rapid development of neurological researches and discoveries has drawn more attention from readers on topics like brain development in new born, digital technology impact to our brain, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, plasticity of neurological restructure and re connect, etc.

The Library will invite some brain scientists coming in to meet our clients and a neurologist will talk about bilingualism and what does that mean to kids born and grow up in bilingual families in August Science week. Stay tuned.