Writers Chat 23: James Claffey on “The Heart Crossways” (Thrice Publishing: USA, 2018)

James, You’re very welcome back to my Writers Chat series. The last time we chatted, in 2012, we focused on Blood a Cold Blue a collection of short fiction. This time we’re chatting about your wonderful debut novel The Heart Crossways where you bring us into an Ireland that’s hardly recognisable today. So, let’s start with … Continue reading Writers Chat 23: James Claffey on “The Heart Crossways” (Thrice Publishing: USA, 2018)

Book launch: Duality with Margo McNulty

Artist Margo McNulty and I have spent the last few years exploring our common interest of shrinking buildings and land memory (collective and individual) and the materiality of The Curragh, County Kildare. We used the physical and cultural space as starting points capturing the changing landscape so that the structure of our collaboration evolved and … Continue reading Book launch: Duality with Margo McNulty

Summer Time Reading: A consideration

This summer I'm trying something new - reading (almost) entirely on Kindle. Yes, as a lover of first editions, beautiful hardbacks and the feel of books, I can't quite believe it! Travelling light is part of this decision, as is the newly found ability to highlight and email the highlights to myself! I'm sure this … Continue reading Summer Time Reading: A consideration