As the world slowly opens…so, too, do the art galleries

The Irish Times recently published Gemma Tipton's guide to "The best artworks to see in Ireland's reopened galleries". Margo and I are thrilled that Duality is deemed one of them: Margo McNulty’s show, Duality, is a collaboration with writer Shauna Gilligan, and both are fascinated by the stories that wrap around, and soak into the land. Find prints, … Continue reading As the world slowly opens…so, too, do the art galleries

In Difficult Times…

In difficult times, literature can be a respite or a road map, fiction can offer a way forward or a means of escape, and poetry can be a pronouncement or a poultice. This is what the Paris Review (233) editorial note by Emily Nemens reminds us. It is to literature that we turn. In need … Continue reading In Difficult Times…

Writers Chat 24: Helen O’Leary on “The Heart Stone”.

Helen, You are very welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series. Many congratulations on the publication of your first novel The Heart Stone (Millbrook Press: Kildare, 2019). You write both short and long fiction and have won a number of prizes for your work, the most recent being the Michael Mullan Short Story prize -  many congratulations! … Continue reading Writers Chat 24: Helen O’Leary on “The Heart Stone”.