UCD Press release Ebook of “Years of Turbulence” (UCD Press: Dublin, 2015)

This week University College Dublin Press has released the ebook of Years of Turbulence: The Irish Revolution and its Aftermath. First published in hardback in 2015 and edited by historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Susannah Riordan, it contains a collection of essays written in honour of Professor Michael Laffan. I am delighted to have a chapter in … Continue reading UCD Press release Ebook of “Years of Turbulence” (UCD Press: Dublin, 2015)

Writers Chat 28: Regie Khemvisay on “Death’s Kiss” (Nook Book: 2018)

Regie, You are very welcome to my Writers Chat series. We're going to talk about your novel Death's Kiss aimed at Young and New Adult readers, and which you place in the category of "Dystopian (SciFi)", as you say, along the lines of The Hunger Games or 1984. SG: Let's start by looking at what inspired … Continue reading Writers Chat 28: Regie Khemvisay on “Death’s Kiss” (Nook Book: 2018)

Writers Chat 27: Alan McMonagle on “Laura Cassidy’s Walk of Fame” (Picador: London, 2020)

Alan, You’re very welcome to another WRITERS CHAT (readers see our last chat here). Your second novel, Laura Cassidy’s Walk of Fame, was launched to a huge crowd in Galway City Library in early March 2020 – just before the Pandemic lock-down – and has been described by The Irish Times as a “vigorous novel” … Continue reading Writers Chat 27: Alan McMonagle on “Laura Cassidy’s Walk of Fame” (Picador: London, 2020)