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The Light Makers – Then and Now by Mary O’Donnell

  Back in 1992, I wasn’t prepared for the bewildering rush on sales of my first novel, The Light Makers, when Gay Byrne, interviewing me on his radio show, pronounced...

Believe: The Last Lost Girl by Maria Hoey

I started writing stories at about eight years old and that was also when my dream of writing a book and seeing it on the shelves of a real bookshop...

A Novel is an Iceberg: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

When you get a book published, you’ll quickly realize how little most people know about publishing. This is not meant to be a criticism of ‘most people’—it’s just something I’ve...

A Brief Guide to Theft: The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan
Posted by Ethel Rohan in > General Fiction > Interviews

Visitors to my website often reach out by email or social media, particularly in response to this statement on my About page: When she writes, she’s stolen away. Some simply...

A Ghost Story: The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan
Posted by Billy O'Callaghan in > General Fiction > Interviews

At the beginning of May, O’Brien Press, under their Brandon imprint, published my new book (and, in fact, my first novel, after three collections of short stories), The Dead House....

Flann O’Brien meets Muddy Waters: Talkin’ Squirrel Blues by Pádraig Hanratty
Posted by Pádraig Hanratty in > General Fiction > Interviews

“I saw a squirrel walking into work today…” The Dublin launch of Talkin’ Squirrel Blues, my surreal comedy novel, took place in the Irish Writers Centre last week. Chris Stevens...

Flash Fiction to a Novel: The Longbourn Letters by Rose Servitova
Posted by Rose Servitova in > General Fiction > Interviews

Along with an epic comic poem called The Miracle of Guru Mikali, writing poems for hen parties and mother-of-the-groom speeches was how I first commenced writing for an audience. When I...

Discovering Horace Winter by Conor Bowman
Posted by Conor Bowman in > General Fiction > Interviews

Everybody’s approach to writing is different. I know one author who can only write in bed on a laptop. Someone else I came across writes on sheets of letter-writing paper...

My Irish Heritage by Kit de Waal
Posted by Kit de Waal in > General Fiction > Interviews

I was brought up in Birmingham amongst the Irish community and could early on tell the difference between the accents, between those from the north or Dublin or out West...

Into the Deep, Dark Woods with Sophie Nicholls
Posted by Sophie Nicholls in > General Fiction > Interviews

In the fairy tales I love the most, there is a point when the central character steps into the deep, dark woods. According to Jungian psychology, the woods occupy that...

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