What are the best novels, most important novels or most central novels in Irish? What are the Irish-language novels that ought to be in the public eye and on the cultural platform? What are the major novels that we should read, should study in universities? What is the literary canon of Irish novels in the 20th century? What are the major classics in the Irish literary canon? What is the value of any literary canon? A seminar which was held in Dublin in 2015 discussed this topic and examined these questions. Sixteen novels were chosen to represent the Irish-language literary canon and this book contains a selection of the discussions.