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The Joyce Country: Literary Scholarship and Irish Culture by David Pierce
Posted by David Pierce in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

If there is a single thing Joyce teaches us it is patience. I expressed as much to the grandson of one of Joyce’s sisters when I met him for coffee...

What does Positively Teenage have to say for adults and writers? by Nicola Morgan
Posted by Nicola Morgan in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

Positive thinking is a flimsy strategy. “You can do anything if you try” is a lie, a myth we must bust if we are genuinely to control our lives. Focusing...

Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon by Henry Martin
Posted by Henry Martin in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

In 2012 I was working for the publisher Phaidon Press, when I watched a video interview with the artist Agnes Martin, whose work Untitled #7 (1980) is in the collection of...

Without You – Living With Loss by Orlaith Carmody
Posted by Orlaith Carmody in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

I was sitting on a plane a couple of years ago, on my way to speak at a conference in the US, when it came to me.  At the time...

The Inspiration for The Cow Book by John Connell
Posted by John Connell in > Interviews > Memoir > Non-Fiction

The Cow Book is the story of my life as a farmer in rural Ireland. It is also the story of my family, community and the animals I live with:...

The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in...
Posted by Patricia Byrne in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

Coming Home Recently, I visited the Dublin Castle exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger – the world’s largest collection of Famine-related art on loan from the Great Hunger...

The Mindfulness Workout by Iseult White
Posted by Iseult White in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

As a child creativity was my friend.  Reading, writing, painting, sewing, piano, and ballet created sanctuary from a childhood punctured by trauma. But when it came to adulthood I turned...

The Little Book of Irish Landmarks by Cathal Coyle
Posted by Cathal Coyle in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

The early inspiration behind writing a book on the various historical, geographical and cultural landmarks in Ireland was derived from trips to The Aran Islands, The Burren and The Cliffs...

One Day at a Time: 2018 Diary by Abby Wynne
Posted by Abby Wynne in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

The only thing you need to do in 2018 is be nicer to yourself! Humans like to measure things – it’s our way of making sense of the world, of...

Crowdfunding Ireland’s Green Larder by Margaret Hickey
Posted by Margaret Hickey in > Food Writing > Interviews

Not long after I’d moved from central London to a house beside the Shannon, I decided to write Ireland’s Green Larder, a history of Ireland seen through the prism of...

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