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Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall
Posted by Eithne Shortall in > General Fiction > Interviews

In these hazy days that follow the publication of my second novel, I find myself telling people how it came together relatively quickly and without much difficulty. “Grace After Henry?”...

Her Mother’s Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald
Posted by Alice Fitzgerald in > General Fiction > Interviews

I still have to remind myself that my life-long dream is actually coming true: my book is getting published. In the everyday running around of errands and motherhood, it’s hard...

Let’s Talk About Six by Áine Toner
Posted by Áine Toner in > General Fiction > Interviews

Words are my currency. As editor of Woman’s Way magazine for the last nine years, I’m surrounded by sentences, headlines, puns (I love a pun) and the most important of...

A Raid on the Inarticulate: A Lost Tribe by William King
Posted by William King in > General Fiction > Interviews

Commenting on his book, An tOileánach, Tomás O’Crohan said at the turn of the last century: ‘I have done my best to set down the character of the people about...

Cold Feet – The Lost Years by Carmel Harrington
Posted by Carmel Harrington in > General Fiction > Interviews

When the call came, that I had been chosen to pen an official ITV Cold Feet novel, I was both excited and nervous. Could I stay true to the emotional...

The Rise of ‘Up Lit’: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Whatever your opinion of them, publishing trends, genres and sound-bitey tags are as much a part of the industry as the words in our books. Starting with Chick Lit in...

On the Virtue of Perseverance: Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek by Anthony O’Neill
Posted by Anthony O'Neill in > Crime > General Fiction > Interviews

I’ve now written six novels and every one of them was a struggle to get into print. In the mid-1990s, I’d never had anything published – not a short story,...

My Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney

One of the great things about being a writer is it is such a portable occupation. I spend many hours alone in my attic in Dublin writing my novels, but...

Finding Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
Posted by Kate Mildenhall in > General Fiction > Interviews

I wasn’t intending to write a novel. True, I had finally put fingers to keyboard again after many long years away, and I was throwing myself into a writing course...

The Book I Needed to Write: Shelter by Sarah Franklin

Any writer will recognize this start: as a child, reading and writing were simply the things I always did.  At seven, I filled an exercise book with short stories and...

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