Writers Chat 17: Neil Donnelly on his documentary about Aidan Higgins “Where Would You Like The Bullet?”

Neil, You are very welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series.  Congratulations on the screening in the IFI (3rd March) of Where Would You Like The Bullet?, your documentary about Irish writer Aidan Higgins (1927 – 2015), edited by Seamus Callaghy. SG: You've described his work as ‘beautiful prose’ and his work is admired by writers such … Continue reading Writers Chat 17: Neil Donnelly on his documentary about Aidan Higgins “Where Would You Like The Bullet?”

Festive Reading, Thinking and Doing

I love reading books recommended by readers and writers which means my to be read pile just keeps growing. These days I'm reading a lot on the kindle. Having 'turned' the last page of Stephen King's The Outsider last week I'm now almost finished with the truly wonderful Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room.  After that I'm going to move … Continue reading Festive Reading, Thinking and Doing

The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life….My Pile of Reading

  The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life (Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text) It is often difficult for me to get to events and launches so reading and chatting is how I try to stay connected to the literary scene. I've recently chatted to Nessa O'Mahony about her debut novel The Branchman and Nuala O'Connor … Continue reading The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life….My Pile of Reading