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Literary Fiction

You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken
Posted by Frances Macken in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

My Writing Process I’m usually excited on a writing day. I’ll eat something quickly, make a cup of coffee, check that I’m warm enough, and then lock myself into the...

Drawing Fictions: A Sabbatical in Leipzig by Adrian Duncan
Posted by Adrian Duncan in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

By late spring 2018 I had begun work with my friend Feargal Ward on a film about Peter Rice, an important Irish structural engineer who helped design and construct buildings...

Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen
Posted by Michelle Gallen in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

If you’ve ever gorged yourself on food – anything from an exquisite eight course Michelin-starred dinner to a huge salty bag of fish and chips – and then vomited it...

The Boatman and Other Stories by Billy O’Callaghan
Posted by Billy O'Callaghan in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

In mid January my fourth collection, The Boatman and Other Stories, was published by Jonathan Cape to some of the best reviews I’ve ever had. It’s been a long road....

How I Came to Finish Jane Austen’s The Watsons by Rose Servitova
Posted by Rose Servitova in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

When I tell people, especially fellow writers, that I’ve completed The Watsons, one of Austen’s unfinished novels, the reaction has mostly been either laughter or an eyebrow arch that rises...

Under a Dark Cloud is my Sparkling Light by Mary Crowley
Posted by Mary Crowley in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Sitting down to write this piece about my writing journey, has brought refection on how far I have come. Not only as a writer but as a person! The confidence...

Writing What I Worry About: Skin by E.M. Reapy
Posted by E.M. Reapy in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Skin is a story about a woman, Natalie, who struggles with binge eating and anxiety and is spurred to travel to ‘find herself,’ literally and metaphorically. We see her journey...

Night Swimming by Doreen Finn
Posted by Doreen Finn in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Book 2 was actually Book 1. Night Swimming, out this month, was the first proper, finished, fully formed novel that I wrote. My Buried Life, which celebrates its fourth revolution...

Oh When the Saints by Peter Money
Posted by Peter Money in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

My mentor was a Beat Poet and he had a peculiar affinity for the ‘strange familiar’. Along Exchequer Street, where I sit under two sound systems, my life—so far—is strange...

Making Space: Saltwater by Jessica Andrews
Posted by Jessica Andrews in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Saltwater is a fictional novel with roots in my own experiences. I have always liked thinking about the tiny details that make up a life; the Kiwi shoe polish my...