Tag Archives: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA: London Vigil

One year ago today, Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who exposed corruption and criticized the Maltese political establishment, was assassinated. She had received several death threats; fires had been set near her home; her dog had been killed. She … Continue reading

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Worth Less? Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women

This piece was first broadcast on Arena (RTÉ Radio One) on 27th October 2015 * Recently I asked a friend what she thinks about anthologies of writing by women. Wouldn’t they be worth less than other anthologies? was her – … Continue reading

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Liz McManus: Interview

  Liz McManus’s first novel, Acts of Subversion, was published in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Aer Lingus/Irish Times award. Then she was elected as a TD for North Wicklow. She was a TD for 19 years, a Minister … Continue reading

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Can creative writing be taught?  Should it be taught?  

The latest issue of the Dublin Review of Books is online at http://www.drb.ie/ with my review of Imagination in the Classroom: Teaching & Learning Creative Writing in Ireland, a recent collection of essays on the topic edited by Anne Fogarty, … Continue reading

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“Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers” (2)

Thinking about responses (both verbal and online) to the previous post, “Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers”, I realised that I had more to say on the topic.  Too much, probably, so I’ll confine myself to what seems … Continue reading

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