Author Archives: libranwriter

Ann Patchett at dlr LexIcon

(Interviewed by Edel Coffey) Ann Patchett was good fun at the LexIcon last night.  She love-bombed her audience from the beginning and it has to be said, the audience was primed and more than happy to love her back.  It … Continue reading

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PIECES OF MIND at Farmleigh House

This time last year, as writer-in-residence at Farmleigh (thanks to the Office of Public Works) I worked on a project called Pieces of Mind. The idea came from Georges Perec’s An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. In the … Continue reading

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Found in Translation (Workshops)

Two weeks ago, I co-facilitated a residential writing weekend with Catherine Dunne at the fabulous Brewery Lane Theatre in Carrick on Suir, organised by the tireless Margaret O’Brien who also runs The Story House, based on the Arvon model of residential … Continue reading

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Rugby as Theatre (Arena essay)

The lovely people at Arena (RTÉ Radio One) asked me back. Here’s the first radio essay I’ve written in a long time: * My artsy friends are puzzled by my love of rugby but to me, rugby is pure theatre. … Continue reading

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The Story House: Residential Workshops in Ireland

Six weeks ago I took a leave of unspecified duration from this blog – but weeks before that I began an interview with Margaret O’Brien and Nollaig Brennan of The Story House, now completed – So here it is. NB: … Continue reading

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Away …

Starting work on a new novel is a lot like going away for a very, very long time on a one-way ticket. I’ve no idea when/if I’ll be back. But feel free to look through the archive if you’re interested … Continue reading

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THE GLASS SHORE: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland (Launches)

The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland has been thoroughly launched – first in Belfast, then in Dublin (take a bow, New Island). The Belfast launch was held in a packed and buzzing Ulster … Continue reading

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