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An Added Poignancy: This Tumult by Caroline Preston

I was born into a family with a strong military tradition on both sides. As a child I assumed that everyone had parents who had ‘been in the war.’ Growing...

Writing In White Ink by Elske Rahill
Posted by Elske Rahill in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

When I’m asked about my fiction, I tend to start rabbiting on about the things I am trying to explore, the political implications and so on. But if I stop...

The Art of Getting It Together: Innocents by Cathal Gunning
Posted by Cathal Gunning in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

My debut novel, Innocents was released on September 27, 2017. I started writing the first draft on February 14, 2014.   I got caught in a lie, is what happened....

There’s No Such Thing as Historical Fiction: Grace by Paul Lynch

It might sound odd to say it, but there is no such thing as historical fiction. And yet if you write a literary novel set in the past, let’s say...

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...

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...

Finding a Title: A History of Running Away by Paula McGrath
Posted by Paula McGrath in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

To entitle a novel is to sum it up into a tidy shorthand with the objective of attracting attention and arousing the curiosity of potential readers. The task is to...

Romping through Gulliver’s Travels with At it Again!
Posted by Maite López in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

At it Again! love bringing Irish literature to life. For our most recent literary adventure, we have been distilling the essence of Jonathan Swift’s mad trip Gulliver’s Travels. Find out...

The Accidental Wife: The Armagh Big Read 2017
Posted by Writing.ie in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

“If the world says ‘No’, pretend you’ve gone deaf – that’s the only advice I could give to an aspiring writer,” says Orla McAlinden, author of The Accidental Wife. “And,...

When Characters Speak: Donal Ryan on All We Shall Know
Posted by in > Literary Fiction

I always get too involved with my characters and end up with this strange kind of love for them, unrequited (obviously, seeing as they don’t exist!) and nameless (I think),...

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