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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

Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying by Mel...

I’ll never forget the voice in my head on a bumpy plane ride...

Sam Copeland: Author and Literary Agent

Sam Copeland is an author. He is from Manchester and now lives in...

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

My Writing Process: I Dare You by Sam Carrington

With each new book, elements of my writing process remain the same and...

Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid When you hear the word ‘cult’, what do you...

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

Working Out How to Live: On the Up by Alice O’Keefe

When I started to write On The Up, my debut novel, back in...

A ‘Boarded-Out’ Boy: Mick by Willie Orr

This is the story of a ‘boarded-out’ boy. In Scotland it was the...

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

A Matter of Interpretation by Elizabeth Mac Donald

I finally managed to visit Palermo, Sicily in June 2017. I’ve been living...

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...

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

My Writing Process: I Dare You by Sam Carrington

With each new book, elements of my writing process remain the same and...

On Being a Writer, Editor, and Nature-Lover by Tim Wenzell

Reflections on editing and publishing Woven Shades of Green: An Anthology of Irish...

News for WritersIrish Bestseller Lists

Irish Bestsellers 30th November 2019

Exciting news in the Children’s chart this week! No, not David Walliams going to the...

Irish Bestsellers 23rd November 2019

As usual for this time of year, there aren’t many big new releases...

InterviewsLiterary Fiction

How I Came to Finish Jane Austen’s The Watsons by Rose...

When I tell people, especially fellow writers, that I’ve completed The Watsons, one...

Under a Dark Cloud is my Sparkling Light by Mary Crowley

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

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

On Being a Writer, Editor, and Nature-Lover by Tim Wenzell

Reflections on editing and publishing Woven Shades of Green: An Anthology of Irish...

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit by Eleanor Fitzsimons

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

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

The inspiration behind Number Games by Owen Dwyer

I was asked recently where the idea for my book Number Games came...

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...

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

Lift the Sink: New Short Story Podcast

Lift the sink is a new podcast hosted by Paddy Doherty which will...

Selling What You Love: The Dubray Personal Shopper

It easy to sell what you love. I don’t mean that the task...

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

My Writing Process: A Million Dreams by Dani Atkins

I am endlessly fascinated when authors describe their writing process. This is partly...

One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot

From Dealing with the Dead to Hatching Happy-Ever-Afters  It feels like I have...

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...