Articles

grahamMastertonAuthor_large

Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton has set a thriller in Cork and makes a senior garda, Katie Maguire, its central character. He spoke to Sue Leonard about his life with words and stories. WE MET days after the tragic…

Read more

image

Jane Talbot

Daughter of schoolteachers, Jane has always loved storytelling and folk tales, but she didn’t start writing until she got the idea for her debut. After university she worked in marketing for four years, then, taking redundancy…

Read more

WeekendBooksBoyBetween22Oct15a_large

Susan Stairs

 IT’S Christmas 2010, and the snow is falling fast. The weather prevents Dublin barrister, Orla, from returning to her parents in their rural village, and her mother, Mags, is so upset that she postpones the celebration until…

Read more

image

Michael O’Higgins

Michael started life as a journalist. He worked for Hotpress, writing news based stories, and eventually moved to Magill. He was at the stage of gaining a staff job, but he’d always wanted to study law….

Read more

image

Mary Phelan

From the moment Mary Phelan and Catherine Conlon met in primary school back in 1974,they have been best friends. But at 18, Catherine left Ireland for an au-pair job in France, and she hasn’t lived in Ireland…

Read more

image

Frankie Gaffney

Starting life in Balbriggan,  Frankie moved to inner-city Dublin at 12. He mitched from school, and in his early twenties, working in nightclubs, saw Dublin’s underside. “I partied like crazy.” He did a radio a radio…

Read more

image

Eleanor Fitzsimons

Eleanor worked in consumer research for years; first in Dublin, then London, but after the birth of her first child, she decided not to return to work at once, and the new family returned to Dublin….

Read more

BookAboutSisterland_large

Martina Devlin

MARTINA DEVLIN never cooks. She used to. She would prepare meals from scratch, and she did some baking too, but a few years ago she gave it up, deciding it was a mug’s game. So it’s…

Read more

image

Book Launch. Alan Walsh

I love book launches.  They’re a great way to celebrate books, meet friends, and chat with like minded people. Then there’s the wine…. We had a memorable  night on 5th November, when I did the honours…

Read more

image

Kieran Fanning

Kieran had written two novels by the time he was ten years old. The first was called The Magic Sword, and the second, The Samurai. “I’ve always written short stories, and when I left college I…

Read more

AskingforIt_large

Louise O’Neill

Asking for It. Quercus, €13.99; Kindle, €8.90 AT 18, Emma O’Donahue is beautiful, smart and supremely confident. She’s also controlling and fond of getting her own way. There’s a party. Keen to prove she’s not risk averse,…

Read more

image

Jo Spain

Jo started her career as a Freelance journalist, but she’s always been interested in politics, and in 2007 she ran for election, and almost won. After that, she joined Leinster House as a parliamentary administrator, working…

Read more

Page 30 of 38« First...1020...2829303132...Last »