Writers Chat 38: Louise Kennedy on “The End of The World is a Cul de Sac” (Bloomsbury: London, 2021)

Louise, You’re very welcome to my Writers Chat series where we’re going to chat about your critically acclaimed short story collection The End of the World is a Cul De Sac (Bloomsbury: London, 2021). You’ve had many accolades about your stories but I particularly like Anne Enright’s description. She says your stories “breath, talk, kick … Continue reading Writers Chat 38: Louise Kennedy on “The End of The World is a Cul de Sac” (Bloomsbury: London, 2021)

Writers Chat 37: Nuala O’Connor on “Nora” (New Island: Dublin, 2021)

Nuala, You’re very welcome back to my Writers Chat series. This time we’re here to chat about Nora, your fifth novel, lauded by Edna O’Brien as “a lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle”. I read the US version published by Harper Perennial and the Ireland/UK publication with New Island was published April … Continue reading Writers Chat 37: Nuala O’Connor on “Nora” (New Island: Dublin, 2021)

Reading: Immersion into other worlds

I've been doing a lot of writing lately and, as always, I find that after a long, intense spell of being immersed in writing fiction I need a complete break. This break tends to be baking (yum! everyone benefits!), gardening (nice looking sunflowers growing happily!) and, after a few days of being brought from mind … Continue reading Reading: Immersion into other worlds