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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

Writing all the Time: Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

I get asked a lot – make that all the time – how...

Keep Your Eyes on Me by Sam Blake

And now for something completely different…. But don’t panic, there will be more...

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

Improbable Adventures: Eagles Hunt Wolves by Robert Craven

In 2006, I started writing an adventure story in the vein I grew...

A Matter of Interpretation by Elizabeth Mac Donald

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

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

Writing all the Time: Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

I get asked a lot – make that all the time – how...

From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left by Mick...

Writing my memoir began with a phone call. After retiring from the Trade...

News for WritersIrish Bestseller Lists

Irish Bestsellers 4th January 2020

And welcome to the first Irish Bestsellers of 2020! This time of year...

Irish Bestsellers 28th December 2019

The last chart of 2019! Sales still strong over the holiday period, with...

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

From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left by Mick...

Writing my memoir began with a phone call. After retiring from the Trade...

Fifty Years On by Malachi O’Doherty

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

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

A Very Merry Christmas From All of Us & Galway City...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the team at www.writing.ie, with lots...

At it Again! Romping Through Dracula

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

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

What Sparks Inspiration? A Year of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers

What sparks inspiration? Well, anything really. An item in the local newspaper, an...

My Writing Process: A Million Dreams by Dani Atkins

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

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...