Author Archives: libranwriter

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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Sara Baume & Claire-Louise Bennett at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

The excellent Susan Tomaselli (ST), editor of Gorse, introduced the two writers as part of what she describes as TBG&S’s ‘unique and exploratory’ programme supporting different kinds of writing. TBG&S’s own blurb for the event says that their New Writing Commission aims … Continue reading

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Who owns your work? (Thought for the Day)

Here’s something I’ve wondered about in an idle sort of way, suddenly made real; it’s seriously scary stuff: Who controls our online content and where/how it’s stored? Look what happened to Dennis Cooper, who had 14 years’ worth of blogs and … Continue reading

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Honorary Degree from Dublin University/Mouth Cancer Awareness

Thanks to everyone who’s written to me about the honorary doctorate conferred by Trinity last week. I don’t usually write about the Mouth Cancer awareness campaign on this blog but I’ll make an exception now. The doctorate was awarded in … Continue reading

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