Category Archives: Interview

Interview with CATHERINE DUNNE

  Catherine Dunne is the author of ten novels and one work of non-fiction: An Unconsidered People, a social history of Irish immigrants in London. Her first novel was published in 1997. Her ninth, The Things We Know Now, won the … Continue reading

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Interview with E.R. Murray

Elizabeth, congratulations on the success of The Book of Learning, it’s really taken off –  It’s been chosen as the Dublin UNESCO City of literature’s Citywide Read for Children. Can you tell us about that?  The Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read is … Continue reading

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WHAT A WAY TO GO! (JULIA FORSTER Blog Tour)

Hi Julia,  thanks for taking the time to do this interview in the run up to publication. Harper, your protagonist in What a Way to Go! is a great character: likeable, believable and completely unsentimental.  Where did she come from? … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood at the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire (DLR Library Voices series)

Margaret Atwood was in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday (30th September) to talk to Paula Shields about her new novel The Heart Goes Last. Introducing The Heart Goes Last, Paula Shields said that the characters don’t know they’re living in a … Continue reading

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About Sisterland: An Interview with Martina Devlin

Sisterland is a 22nd century world run by women, as imagined by Martina Devlin. After a cataclysmic war in which the male population was decimated, women took over.  Men in Sisterland are controlled through the administration of testosterone-reducing drugs ‘for their … Continue reading

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Interview with Nuala O’Connor (Miss Emily)

Nuala, congratulations, Miss Emily is a powerfully absorbing novel. You create a compelling, vivid impression of 19th century Amherst, the Dickinson household and the interior world of Ada, their Irish servant. And just when a reader thinks they know where the story is … Continue reading

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Interview: David Butler (City of Dis)

It may have taken David Butler almost a decade to finish writing his most recent two novels (The Judas Kiss 2012; City of Dis 2014) – but since then the publications, productions and awards have come flooding in: a poetry … Continue reading

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