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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

Jacob’s Ladder by Charlie Pike

Neil Gaiman once said that he approached the business of becoming a writer...

Meg Grehan: A Year in the Life of a Debut Author...

In the final interview from our series on Irish debut children’s authors, Olivia...

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

Relearning, While Writing Oak and Stone by Dave Duggan

Can you say you’ve learned a lesson if it’s not something new? If...

The File Note by David Foley: How It Came About

I published my first novel in March.  It’s called The File Note. A...

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

Life, Love and Letting Go: Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty

Seven Letters is my 14th novel and possibly the most moving. The book...

Not Writing Would be Hell: M for Mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly

Sometimes we compose our earliest stories, without even realizing they are quietly being...

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

Cití na gCártaí by Réaltán Ní Leannáin

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

On Writing Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

I’ve long wanted to write a novel set in Victorian times and was...

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

The Poetry of the Waiting Room by Nessa O’Mahony

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

Another Biography of Oscar Wilde: Oscar, A Life by Matthew Sturgis

I sometimes feel that it is necessary to apologize for writing another biography...

News for WritersIrish Bestseller Lists

Irish Bestsellers 8th June 2019

This week’s charts are full of familiar names. From the unbeatable Heather Morris’ The...

Irish Bestsellers 1st June 2019

This week Sally Rooney’s star keeps rising, as Normal People not only holds on to...

InterviewsLiterary Fiction

Night Swimming by Doreen Finn

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

Oh When the Saints by Peter Money

My mentor was a Beat Poet and he had a peculiar affinity for...

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

The Doctor Who Sat for a Year by Brendan Kelly

Meditating, Writing and the Wisdom of Confucius Writing about meditation is a little...

Are You the F***king Doctor? by Liam Farrell

‘You should publish a selection of your columns,’ said my partner, sounding a...

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

Another Biography of Oscar Wilde: Oscar, A Life by Matthew Sturgis

I sometimes feel that it is necessary to apologize for writing another biography...

A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day by Dan Harvey

My interest in the Second World War began during my childhood in Cork...

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

The Poetry of the Waiting Room by Nessa O’Mahony

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

Sidelines: Tongues by Peggy O’Brien

One summer in Dalkey, some ten years ago, my friend of nearly half...

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

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...

My Road to Publication: Medium Wave by Rose Zolock

Dear writer, your book is written, your friends loved it, your mother loved...

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

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

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

What Makes Great Drama? A Triple Bill of Plays from Neil...

As part of the 14th International Gay Theatre Festival, Momentum Acting studio are...

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

Read, Inspire, Connect: The Pigeonhole Digital Bookclub

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

Date With An Agent 2019: Agent Dates Announced

From almost 500 applicants, the following 60 people have been invited to attend Date...

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

The Transatlantic Book Club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Like every other writer I know, I’m regularly asked if I draw plots...

Life, Love and Letting Go: Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty

Seven Letters is my 14th novel and possibly the most moving. The book...

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...