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Working Out How to Live: On the Up by Alice O’Keefe
Posted by Alice O'Keefe in > General Fiction > Interviews

When I started to write On The Up, my debut novel, back in 2012, I was driven by an urgent need to make sense of an adulthood that was panning...

A ‘Boarded-Out’ Boy: Mick by Willie Orr
Posted by Willie Orr in > General Fiction > Interviews

This is the story of a ‘boarded-out’ boy. In Scotland it was the custom for local authorities in the cities to foster children in their care to families in rural...

The Path to the Sea by Liz Fenwick
Posted by Liz Fenwick in > General Fiction > Interviews

People often ask where book ideas come from…a tough question because in my experience they seem to drop from the ether or have been like the grit in the oyster...

Enjoying the Ride: Something to Live For by Richard Roper
Posted by Richard Roper in > General Fiction > Interviews

I really wish there was a lightning-bolt moment where I realised I wanted to be a writer. Perhaps striding across some desolate moor in the milky dawn and seeing something...

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

Seven Letters is my 14th novel and possibly the most moving. The book was originally inspired by a court case I read about a few years ago. The story of...

Not Writing Would be Hell: M for Mammy by Eleanor O’Reilly
Posted by Eleanor O'Reilly in > General Fiction > Interviews

Sometimes we compose our earliest stories, without even realizing they are quietly being written inside us. I don’t know where stories come from, but I do know how life shapes...

Love Trumps Hate: Colin and the Concubine by Domhnall O’Donoghue
Posted by Domhnall O'Donoghue in > General Fiction > Interviews

Colin and the Concubine is the second novel by actor and journalist Domhnall O’Donoghue. However, originally, it was supposed to be a completely different story. Then, Tuesday, 8 November 2016...

When All is Said by Anne Griffin
Posted by Anne Griffin in > General Fiction > Interviews

When the idea for When All Is Said, came to me in 2015, I’d been writing for about a year. Writing was a hobby that I knew was beginning to...

How to know you’re funny: If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell

As a romantic comedy writer I’ve got two main goals with my book: to make my readers swoon along with the budding romance and to make them laugh. Sounds easy...

The Reckoning by Clár Ní Chonghaile
Posted by Clár Ní Chonghaile in > General Fiction > Interviews

Travelling back in time only to end up in the same place. When I decided to write the story of Lina Rose, the heroine of The Reckoning, I knew I...