Life Stories: Non-Fiction

Photograph of the cover of Deborah Levy's Real Estate and Joan Didion's Let me tell you what I mean - both covers use shades of red and I am wearing red runners I have been immersed in fiction and writing but for the next few weeks I am turning my attention to reading about the … Continue reading Life Stories: Non-Fiction

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)