Articles

image

Debut Roundup September and October, 2015

Mrs Engels. Gavin McCrea. Scribe.  ‘No one understands men better than the women they don’t marry, and my own opinion – beknown only to God – is that the difference between one man and another doesn’t…

Read more

image

E.R. Murray

From a difficult background, Elizabeth excelled at school. “Books were my sanctuary.” Working to put herself through university, she then became a primary school teacher, working with children with special needs and emotional problems. After six…

Read more

image

John Boyne. Beneath the Earth

JOHN BOYNE has already proved that he’s a versatile writer. He had written some excellent takes on historical events even before 2006, when The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas made him a household name; and he…

Read more

image

Elizabeth Day

THERE’S a journalist in Elizabeth Day’s new novel. She’s called Esme Reade and, through her we gain some insight into journalism including the mechanics of a good interview. Arriving to meet the author, I’m nervous, in…

Read more

image

Andrea Carter

Andrea always wanted to be a barrister. But, unable, initially, to afford the Bar, she set up as a solicitor in Donegal, hoping to do lots of advocacy. “I started writing in a casual way,” she…

Read more

image

Caroline Logue

Caroline Logue is the nom de plume of the journalist Sile McArdle. After university Caroline worked in London in management consultancy. She had great fun there, but after a few years realised that business wasn’t for…

Read more

an act of love PBB final front cover

Ghostwriting Workshops at Dalkey Creates

Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you want to write your memoir, or tell someone else’s story? Then come along to the Dalkey Creates Festival on 17th and 18th October, where I’ll be…

Read more

Rachel Elliott (c) Jacqueline Spanton

Rachel Elliot

A quiet child, Rachel was an obsessive reader, but she wanted to become a vet. “My passions were animals and books,” she says. After university Rachel did some post graduate work in sociology at Derby University….

Read more

image

Lost Between. Writings of Displacement

Back in 2010, the novelist Catherine Dunne, then Chairperson of the Irish Writers Centre met  the Italian writer Federica Sgaggio. The two felt it would benefit Italian and Irish writers to meet and to share and…

Read more

image

Jeremy Massey

Beginner’s Pluck. Jeremy Massey. When Jeremy was 22, he worked full time in the family funeral business in Dublin. Then, going part-time, he lived above the business, and worked weekends and holidays until 2001, when his…

Read more

image

Matt Padwick

Matt has kept journals since he was a child, and the detailed accounts he kept of his adventurous travels form the basis for his debut novel. His travels began after college. “I had amazing jobs in…

Read more

image

Katarina Bivald

 Katarina cannot decide whether she prefers books or people. From the age of 14, until she was 25, she worked, part-time in a bookshop. Meanwhile, she was working for various NGO’s. “I always wanted to write,…

Read more

Page 30 of 37« First...1020...2829303132...Last »