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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

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

Aisha Bushby was born in the Middle East and has lived in Kuwait,...

My Story (So Far): Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

We writers are ever curious about other writers’ habits, histories, fears and hopes....

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

From Novel Fair to Publication: I Will Make You Pay by...

My first novel, I Will Make You Pay, is a police procedural set...

Failure is not an Option: Someone Else’s Baby by Ruby Speechley

Once I’d told myself this, I knew it was only a matter of...

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

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...

History in the Making: Hazel Gaynor Meets Kate Mosse

Historical Fiction is definitely having a moment and as a writer and reader...

Interviews

Fifty Years On by Malachi O’Doherty

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

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

Aisha Bushby was born in the Middle East and has lived in Kuwait,...

News for WritersIrish Bestseller Lists

Irish Bestsellers 17th August 2019

The big news this week, of course (in book terms, anyway), is the...

Irish Bestsellers 10th August 2019

This week we’ve still got David Walliams at the top of the charts...

InterviewsLiterary Fiction

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

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

Night Swimming by Doreen Finn

Book 2 was actually Book 1. Night Swimming, out this month, was the...

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

Fifty Years On by Malachi O’Doherty

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

Cracking the Puzzle Book Challenge: Conundrum by Brian Clegg

Sometimes as a writer, the spur to start on a project is frustration...

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

Going to the Dark Side: Nóinín by Máire Zepf

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

The Poetry of the Waiting Room by Nessa O’Mahony

Nessa O’Mahony on the inspiration for her latest collection of poems. Another year,...

Special Guests

‘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...

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

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

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

The Maternity Monologues by Catherine Higgins-Moore

Today American women are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than...

Indie Film Going Strong: Graham Jones’ ‘Sunshine Ukulele’

Graham Jones is an award-winning Irish filmmaker who made his first feature film...

Special GuestsStage & Screen

From Script to Screen: Paul FitzSimons Meets Pilar Alessandra

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

Robert McKee Part Three – Unfold the Story

Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is the author of the international bestseller STORY. STORY won the...

News for WritersThe Big Idea

Getting Paid for your Writing

Ghostwriting Opportunities: The Pros & Cons by a Real-Life Ghost “So, you write...

Read, Inspire, Connect: The Pigeonhole Digital Bookclub

Sometimes it can be a struggle coming up with original and inventive ways...

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...