Category Archives: Interview

Interview with Celia de Fréine: On writing a biography – in Irish – of Louise Gavan Duffy

LM: Congratulations, Celia: your biography (in Irish) of Louise Gavan-Duffy – Ceannródaí – has been shortlisted for the very first Irish language category in the upcoming Irish Book Awards. For as long as I’ve known you, you have consistently championed … Continue reading

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Martina Devlin: On Writing Truth and Dare

(Martina Devlin talks about her latest book, a collection of short stories: Truth And Dare: Short Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland) * LM: Why did you decide to write fiction about these real historical figures, rather than historical/biographical accounts? Martina … Continue reading

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Nuala O’Connor & Sarah Maria Griffin at the LexIcon (October 23rd)

This blog is disgracefully late, but I still want to record elements of a most enjoyable interview/conversation that took place in the Dun Laoghaire LexIcon a fortnight ago between Nuala O’Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir) and Sarah Maria Griffin (SMG), current … Continue reading

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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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