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Caitriona Palmer

Caitríona Palmer is almost quivering with nerves when we meet to discuss her adoption story. She’s not worried about the book’s reception; early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. An Affair with my Mother is not only…

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Kate McQuaile

After school Kate set off for London pursuing the early music scene. Working in temp secretarial jobs, she took singing lessons and took part in amateur music making. Then, after a spell with the Royal Aeronautical…

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Mona Awad

As a child, Mona wrote fairy stories for her mother. “I’ve been enjoying stories and trying to write them for as long as I can remember.” After studying in England and Scotland, Mona married an American,…

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Andrea Hayes

Andrea always loved performing. She left college early to work in Windmill Lane. From there she went to TV3, working in Continuity before becoming a presenter. She also worked as a hostess in Lillie’s Bordello. Throughout…

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Holly Seddon

SINCE the phenomenal success of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, there has been a flurry of similar page-turners in the genre that writer Marian Keyes has couched as Grip Lit. But back in…

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Claire Harman on Charlotte Bronte

WHEN Claire Harman was a teenager she saw a film of Wuthering Heights, and was blown away by the romance of it all. Later, reading Emily Brontë’s book, she was disappointed. “I was obsessed with the…

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Paraic O’Donnell

After College Paraic entered the translation industry, working in IT. He continues to work there. In 2011 Paraic joined Twitter, and began to put together spontaneous fiction in serialised form. Starting small, after a while, his…

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Dr Keith Gaynor

At 15 Keith wanted to be a barrister; but shadowing one during a murder trial, it was the suffering families who interested him; not the crime itself. That’s when he decided to study psychology. “After UCD,…

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Clár Ní Chonghaile

Brought up as the eldest of seven, Clár was always interested in words. Gaining a place on the Graduate Training Scheme run by Reuters, She worked in London, Madrid and Paris, where she met her future…

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Fiona Barton

The daughter of a journalist, brought up in a house full of books, Fiona always loved writing. She was senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at The Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at The…

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David Kenny: The Press Gang

DAVID KENNY comes from a line of journalists and writers stretching back five generations. His father worked on The Irish Press; but when, as an 18-year-old, David decided to eschew the place he had won at…

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JoJo Moyes. After You.

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Review: Sue Leonard THE journalist JoJo Moyes started writing novels in 2002. She was prolific, and her books received good reviews and moderate sales. And then, in 2012 came Me Before You….

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