Writers Chat 14: Nessa O’Mahony on “The Branchman” (Arlen House: Galway, 2018)

Nessa, You are very welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series. Congratulations on your debut novel, The Branchman, which follows on from four previously published books (three critically acclaimed poetry collections plus a novel in verse). READERS: To win a signed copy of THE BRANCHMAN, simply comment on this blog saying why you'd like a copy and what … Continue reading Writers Chat 14: Nessa O’Mahony on “The Branchman” (Arlen House: Galway, 2018)

Writers Chat 7: Aoibheann McCann on “Marina” (WordsOnTheStreet: Galway, 2018)

Aoibheann, Welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series and thanks for participating so fully. Congratulations on your debut novel Marina which Mike McCormack has described (and I'd thoroughly agree!) as a "singular enchantment" and which also has a really stunning cover: SG: First and foremost, tell me a little about Marina’s love of the sea. The story … Continue reading Writers Chat 7: Aoibheann McCann on “Marina” (WordsOnTheStreet: Galway, 2018)

Writers Chat 5: Patrick Chapman on his debut novel “So Long, Napoleon Solo” (BlazeVOX Books: NY, 2017)

Writer Patrick Chapman talks to me about writing, characterisation, titles, authorial intention and the role of place, era and music in novel writing...