Writers Read: On “Vampire in Love” by Enrique Vila-Matas

NOTE: This post was first published on my blog in October 2016 There's a radio advert for a book festival in Dublin which tells listeners that you never know what will happen when you open a book. The selection of stories 'Vampire in Love' by Enrique Vila-Matas is testament to this. Translated by the great … Continue reading Writers Read: On “Vampire in Love” by Enrique Vila-Matas

Writers Chat 3: Alan McMonagle on “Ithaca” (Picador: London, 2017) and “Psychotic Episodes” (Arlen House: Galway, 2013)

The third post in my "Writers Chat" series is mix of old and new chats: a re-post of a chat with Alan McMonagle about his second short story collection Pyschotic Episodes and a new chat about his highly acclaimed debut novelĀ Ithaca... Alan since our last "Writers Chat" five years ago, your writing has gone from … Continue reading Writers Chat 3: Alan McMonagle on “Ithaca” (Picador: London, 2017) and “Psychotic Episodes” (Arlen House: Galway, 2013)