Category Archives: Fiction

GOOD NEWS FOR IRISH FICTION

That Anne Enright has been named as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction is good news for all of us. She holds the position for three years and in that time she’ll teach one semester each at New York University … Continue reading

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Interview with MARTINA DEVLIN

Martina Devlin’s latest book is The House Where It Happened, a ghost story inspired by Ireland’s only mass witchcraft trial. Other books range from the number one bestseller Banksters, a co-authored account of the Irish banking collapse, to Ship of Dreams, … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction or Prose Poem?

This is what’s exercising my sluggish, rain-soaked brain at the minute: what is the difference between flash fiction and a prose poem? Narrative, you might suggest – as Nessa O’Mahony did, very helpfully, when I posted the question on Twitter … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell’s new novel WHERE THEY LIE (New Island) will be launched on 15th May, 2014 Is there more than one meaning in the title, Where They Lie?  I suspect there is. I found the novel difficult to name for quite … Continue reading

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Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Nuala Ní Chonchúir has a new novel The Closet of Savage Mementoes. There’s already a buzz about this novel and her next, Miss Emily, already signed with Penguin in the US.  Nuala took time out from preparations for her launch to answer a … Continue reading

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Big Red Button

Hugo Hamilton’s new novel Every Single Minute was launched in a packed County Hall (Dun Laoghaire) last Thursday.  Reviews have been respectful, if slightly uncertain.  How fictional can a novel be when it makes no effort to hide the fact … Continue reading

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