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Meet the authors face-to-face. We have hundreds of interviews across multiple genres in our archives. the latest two interviews in each genre are shown below, just click on the title to follow the link. Or click on the genre title to be taken to a full archive of interviews in that section.

Ag Scríobh

Seal sa Dorchadas: Nóinín le Máire Zepf

Tá mo ghairm mar scríbhneoir go dtí seo péinteáilte i ndáthanna geala: béiríní...

Cití na gCártaí le Réaltán Ní Leannáin

Mar seo a chuirim síos ar an phobal léitheoireachta a bhfuil mo chéad...

InterviewsAnthology

The Broken Spiral: Short Stories for Healing by R.M. Clarke (Ed.)

How do we decide what to believe? Is it the way words link...

Thinking Outside the Box – Guadalupe: Prose and Prints by Dylan...

In May 2015 the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, in concert with a Spanish...

InterviewsChildren & Young Adult

Daughter of the Storm by Tina Callaghan

A writer in the eye of the publishing industry This is a profile...

Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang by Nick East

Nick East has been an author-illustrator since 2012. In this relatively short period...

Special GuestsChildren's and Young Adult

The 100 Society: Carla Spradbery

After working with teenagers for more than a decade, Carla Spradbery decided to...

Out of the Darkness with New York Times Bestseller Leigh Bardugo

It was a moment of pure terror that set Leigh Bardugo onto a...

InterviewsCrime

Everyday Inspiration: The Holiday by TM Logan

A car stuck in city traffic. A tired father at the wheel. His...

Blood in the Dust by Bill Swiggs

In 1985, while I was in the Royal Australian Air Force, my soon-to-be...

Special GuestsCrime Fiction & True Crime

Criminal Genius: Belinda Bauer

St. Stephen’s Day 2010. I curl up with a copy of Darkside by...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer: Long Days; Short Sprints...

When I finally gave up work to write full-time almost nine years ago,...

InterviewsNon-FictionFood Writing

Crowdfunding Ireland’s Green Larder by Margaret Hickey

Not long after I’d moved from central London to a house beside the...

Artful Eating: The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss by Karina Melvin

As a child, I remember dreaming of writing a book. Diagnosed with dyslexia...

Special GuestsGeneral Fiction

Echoes of Grace by Caragh Bell

The idea for my most recent novel, Echoes of Grace, came from years...

Ghostwritten: Hazel Gaynor Talks to Isabel Wolff

Hazel Gaynor spoke to author, Isabel Wolff to find out more about her...

InterviewsGeneral Fiction

The Path to the Sea by Liz Fenwick

People often ask where book ideas come from…a tough question because in my...

Enjoying the Ride: Something to Live For by Richard Roper

I really wish there was a lightning-bolt moment where I realised I wanted...

InterviewsNon-FictionGeneral Interest

The PEN International Women’s Manifesto launched by Anne Enright

Irish PEN Award recipient, Man Booker prize winner Anne Enright launched the PEN...

Daring to Call Myself a Writer: Bully-Proof Kids by Stella O’Malley

The most disconcerting aspect about writing books for me is feeling so exposed...

InterviewsHistorical Fiction

From ‘Date with an Agent’ to Publication: Odin’s Game by Tim...

Last year I boarded the train for Dublin, clutching the manuscript of my...

Cití na gCártaí by Réaltán Ní Leannáin

I introduce the target readership of my first published book, Turas Ailse (A...

Special GuestsHistorical Fiction

The Long and Winding Road to Publication by Vivienne Kearns

The path from writing to publication has been a long one for me....

Fanning the Flames of History: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

After the phenomenal success of her 2005 multi-million copy bestseller Labyrinth, and the...

Interviews

Berries for Singing Birds by Eileen Casey

On 15th October 2019, together with three other gorgeous Arlen House collections, my...

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit by Eleanor Fitzsimons

When I was a child, my favourite author by far was E. Nesbit....

News for WritersIrish Bestseller Lists

Irish Bestsellers 5th October 2019

There are a couple of notable new releases this week: firstly, Heather Morris’...

Irish Bestsellers 28th September 2019

Welcome to another week of the Irish Bestsellers! While the UK goes nuts...

InterviewsLiterary Fiction

Under a Dark Cloud is my Sparkling Light by Mary Crowley

Sitting down to write this piece about my writing journey, has brought refection...

Writing What I Worry About: Skin by E.M. Reapy

Skin is a story about a woman, Natalie, who struggles with binge eating...

Special GuestsLiterary Fiction

‘How to Build a Space Rocket’: Writing.ie Short Story of the...

‘How to Build a Space Rocket’ by Roisin O’Donnell was selected by public...

Hazel Gaynor Meets Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of...

InterviewsNon-FictionMemoir

Fifty Years On by Malachi O’Doherty

Fifty Years On is my eighth published book and I have a few...

The Shepherd and the Morning Star by Willie Orr

The Shepherd and the Morning Star is inspired by rejection. My father’s life,...

Special GuestsMemoir

Barbara Scully Talks Life, The Universe, Cats & Alligators with Homer...

I read to escape. Not that my life is full of drudgery and...

A Walk on the Wild Side with Cheryl Strayed

At the age of twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In...

Special GuestsNon Fiction

Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie by Penny Perrick

Biographers are not universally loved. James Joyce called us ‘biografiends’ and Edmund de...

Finding Wilde’s Women by Eleanor Fitzsimons

These days I’m often described as the woman who spent three years living...

InterviewsNon-Fiction

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit by Eleanor Fitzsimons

When I was a child, my favourite author by far was E. Nesbit....

The Salamanca Diaries: Father McCabe and the Spanish Civil War by...

I became interested in the Spanish Civil War about fourteen years ago when...

InterviewsOur Literary Heritage

At it Again! Romping Through Dracula

At it Again! design and create pocket guides to classic literature. It all...

The Discovery of Truth: Mary Lavin’s Short Fiction

With the closing date for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award...

InterviewsPoets

Berries for Singing Birds by Eileen Casey

On 15th October 2019, together with three other gorgeous Arlen House collections, my...

Going to the Dark Side: Nóinín by Máire Zepf

My writing career so far has been painted in primary colours: think bears...

Special Guests

Moonfish Theatre’s Adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s Redemption Falls

Picture a chilly rehearsal room in February, rain falling from a grey sky...

‘How to Build a Space Rocket’: Writing.ie Short Story of the...

‘How to Build a Space Rocket’ by Roisin O’Donnell was selected by public...

InterviewsSpeculative Fiction

Where, When and How: Widow’s Welcome by D.K. Fields

Where, when, and how Widow’s Welcome, our political fantasy novel, started life is...

Writing A Novel As A Books Journalist: The Familiars by Stacey...

Every day I open countless jiffy bags, and I’m always excited to see...

Special GuestsSpeculative Fiction

Out of the Darkness with New York Times Bestseller Leigh Bardugo

It was a moment of pure terror that set Leigh Bardugo onto a...

Hugh Howey talks ‘Dust’ to Catherine Ryan Howard

An entire society dwells in an enormous, underground silo. Their only view of...

InterviewsStage & Screen

Thoughts on Homer and the Making of Gym Swim Party by...

Gavin Kostick writes about Gym Swim Party, a contemporary riff on the Trojan...

Reflecting on Burt Reynolds by Wayne Byrne

When Burt Reynolds passed away on September 6th, 2018 I was three-quarters way...

Special GuestsStage & Screen

Moonfish Theatre’s Adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s Redemption Falls

Picture a chilly rehearsal room in February, rain falling from a grey sky...

From Script to Screen: Paul FitzSimons Meets Pilar Alessandra

‘On The Page – The Path To Screenwriting’ was a seminar run at...

News for WritersThe Big Idea

Words Ireland: A Plan to Stop Writers’ Incomes Falling

Three out of four of us read at least one book last year...

Murder One: Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival Launches

A gripping cast of crime and thriller writers have been lined up for...

InterviewsWhere I Write

Martina Devlin on How to Time Travel Without a Time Machine

Short of stepping into a time machine, how do writers think themselves into...

Where I Write: Michelle Jackson, Sarah Harte & Caroline Finnerty

The summer is well and truly in full swing and we’ve asked three...

InterviewsWomen's Fiction

Being Published: The Journey and the Destination by Faith Hogan

Every writer dreams of that first phone call – you know the one,...

Bride Squad Runaway by Lisa C. Carey and Caroline Grace-Cassidy

Co-writing a Transatlantic Novel – The Truth! Co-writing a novel 6,456 miles apart...

Special GuestsWomen's Fiction

Introducing Alvina Knightly: One Mad, Bad B*itch by Chloé Esposito

My debut novel, Mad, has been described as “this summer’s raciest read” and...

Launching Twenty7 Books (No Pressure!): Sofia Khan is Not Obliged

I’ve always wanted to be a writer – no other career choice was an...