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)

The Holding Cell Reading

I'm delighted to be reading live on YouTube on Saturday, 9th May at 8pm kindly hosted by Simon and Rozz over at The Holding Cell: Writers Reading Live from Their Homes So tune in (click above or this link), sit back, and enjoy my short reading - prose and poetry - from Duality,┬áthe publication from … Continue reading The Holding Cell Reading

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