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)

Writers Chat 10: Justine Delaney Wilson on “Listen for the Weather” (Hachette: Ireland and Australia, 2018)

Justine, You are very welcome to WRITERS CHAT. Congratulations on your second novel Listen for the Weather which was launched in May at the wonderful Gutter bookshop in Dublin. SG: Reading Listen for the Weather I found the voice of the narrator Beth combined with the short scenes really moved the story along and I … Continue reading Writers Chat 10: Justine Delaney Wilson on “Listen for the Weather” (Hachette: Ireland and Australia, 2018)

Writers Chat 9: Margaret Hickey on “Ireland’s Green Larder” (Unbound: London, 2018)

Margaret, You are very welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series. Congratulations on the publication of the beautifully produced Ireland’s Green Larder. Darina Allen has rightly called it “an authoritative resource as well as an entertaining and enlightening read.” Tell me about how Ireland’s Larder was conceived. It’s such an original book both in terms of … Continue reading Writers Chat 9: Margaret Hickey on “Ireland’s Green Larder” (Unbound: London, 2018)