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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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Judy Blume interviewed by Sinéad Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre (19th July 2015)

This was the last event in a book tour that started on 1st June but there wasn’t a hint of weariness or boredom in Judy Blume’s demeanour. She was as lively, responsive and interested as though it was the first. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: MARY COSTELLO

  Mary Costello comes from Galway but she lives in Dublin. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled The China Factory (2012) was published by the Stinging Fly Press to great acclaim, and was nominated for the Guardian … Continue reading

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Catherine Dunne & Roddy Doyle in conversation at the RDS

(Part of the Dublin: One City One Book programme for 2015) Dublin: One City, One Book is a Dublin City Council initiative, run by Dublin City Public Libraries. In the ten years of its existence it has grown from a handful of events to a month … Continue reading

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2015 Irish PEN Award for Literature: Éilís Ní Dhubhne

On Friday 20th February, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne will be awarded the 2015 Irish Pen Award for Literature. Her first short story was published in the New Irish Writing page of the Irish Press in 1974. Since then she has published … Continue reading

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