Category Archives: Novels

Edith: A Novel (Interview with Martina Devlin)

1921. While Treaty negotiations are being conducted in London, Ireland is a restless, uncertain, dangerous place. Edith Somerville is in her family home, Drishane House in Castle Townshend. The Somervilles, an Ascendancy family, have been there for centuries but their … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, Novels, On Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Interview with Catherine Dunne (3rd May 2022)

This interview marks the publication of a new edition of Catherine Dunne’s second novel, A Name for Himself (first published in 1998) as part of the Arlen Classic Literature series. The new edition features a Foreword by Mia Gallagher. Because … Continue reading

Posted in Interview, Novels, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

GUEST BLOG: Write the Book You Want to Read? by Nuala O’Connor

It’s a treat for me to host a guest blog by Nuala O’Connor – who has featured in earlier blogposts as Nuala Ní Chonchúir – to mark the publication of her new novel Becoming Belle, a historical novel set (mostly) in … Continue reading

Posted in Novels, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nicole Krauss in dlr LexIcon with Nadine O’Regan (28.08.2017)

Nicole Krauss was in Dun Laoghaire this week to promote her new novel, Forest Dark.  Nadine O’Regan (NOR) opened the conversation by remarking on how young Nicole Krauss (NK) was when she began to publish fiction and how quickly success came … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Novels, On Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fiction, Novels, On Writing, Writing Ireland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Fiction, Memoir, Novels | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments