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John MacKenna Talks ‘Joseph’ With Susan Condon
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Have you ever read a book which moved you so profoundly that you felt, because of it, your own writing would never be the same again? In the last year,...

Truly Memorable: Anyush by Martine Madden
Posted by Margaret Bonass-Madden in > General Fiction > Interviews

Now and again, you stumble across a book that touches you, and stays hovering in your thoughts, long after you’ve finished it.  While I could safely go through hundreds of...

Rachael English: Being A Writer
Posted by Rachael English in > General Fiction > Interviews

Like lots of people, I always wanted to write. When I was a teenager, I wrote all the time. I kept a diary; I loved composing school essays; I scribbled...

Inside The Playground With Julia Kelly

Pure panic inspired my new novel, The Playground. I had attempted to write another novel, the second of a two book deal with Quercus, and it hadn’t worked out. During...

The Power of Objects: Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Posted by Nuala Ní Chonchúir in > General Fiction > Interviews

Every time I write a novel, I gather objects around me that are relevant to the book. They go into the wine-box shelf above my desk and I like to...

Jason Johnson on ‘Sinker’ and Staying Afloat
Posted by Jason Johnson in > General Fiction > Interviews

Jeffrey Archer was on TV the other night talking about writing a book and said ‘you need a good run at it.’ He said you need an unbroken slab of...

Writing in the Margins by Jan Carson
Posted by Jan Carson in > General Fiction > Interviews

I have just written and published my first book. I’m rather pleased with it. In the five years I’ve carried it from conception to actual papery birth it has come...

The Route to ‘Unravelling Oliver’: Liz Nugent
Posted by Liz Nugent in > General Fiction > Interviews

In 2002, I was the stage manager of a theatrical adaptation of John Banville’s The Book of Evidence. I had read and loved the book before but now I got...

Daniel Seery on Character, Competitions and A Model Partner
Posted by Daniel Seery in > General Fiction > Interviews

Tom Stacey was born from a mumble. One moment my thoughts were on the unremarkable and the next instant he was there, in my head, hunched over and eavesdropping on...

On BAFTAs & Books: Glenn Patterson Talks to Paul FitzSimons
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in > General Fiction > Interviews

I recently had a chance to sit down with award winning author Glenn Patterson, ahead of the launch of his new novel The Rest Just Follows. But before I asked...

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