Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

Doris Sommer in her article "Art and Accountability" (which investigates, among other things, cultural agency), declares that "Constraint is a condition of creativity, not a nemesis." In this, a time of world-wide constraint, it is worth turning to our creative impulses and seeing how they behave. Out on a hill walk with my daughter, I … Continue reading Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

Writers Chat 44: Anamaría Crowe Serrano on “In The Dark” (Turas Press: Dublin, 2021)

You’re very welcome to my Writers Chat series. We’re going to chat about your debut novel In The Dark (Turas Press: Dublin, 2021), which, from its captivating opening brings you right into the world – the house – of sisters María and Julita in north-east Spain, 1937. Cover of "In The Dark" Buy In The … Continue reading Writers Chat 44: Anamaría Crowe Serrano on “In The Dark” (Turas Press: Dublin, 2021)

Writers Chat 42: Paul Perry on “The Garden” (New Island: Dublin, 2021)

Paul, You’re very welcome to my Writers Chat series. We’re going to chat about The Garden  (New Island: Dublin, 2021), your new novel which, in the words of Mia Gallagher is “vividly compelling.” I’d agree with Mia – and the critical praise that The Garden is receiving – it is a novel that compels you … Continue reading Writers Chat 42: Paul Perry on “The Garden” (New Island: Dublin, 2021)