In Difficult Times…

In difficult times, literature can be a respite or a road map, fiction can offer a way forward or a means of escape, and poetry can be a pronouncement or a poultice. This is what the Paris Review (233) editorial note by Emily Nemens reminds us. It is to literature that we turn. In need … Continue reading In Difficult Times…

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)