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An Evening with Claudia Carroll

I had a fabulous evening at The Triskell Arts Centre in Cork on Thursday – 26th March. Chatted to the gorgeous Claudia Carroll about her new book, Meet Me in Manhattan, a fabulous take on internet…

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Michael Christie

Michael Christie grew up in a home where literature was greatly valued, but was put on a pedestal, as something normal people couldn’t do. A prolific reader, Michael  did his early writing in secret, and meanwhile…

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Polly Samson

Polly Samson has an extraordinary family history. Her mother, Esther Cheo Ying,  spent time in Barnardos, before becoming a major in Mao’s army. Later, working in China as an interpreter, she met and married a reporter…

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Don Cameron

An Articled Accountant, Don worked in Dublin for many years, before going to London. “It was the mid-eighties. Everyone was leaving Ireland, he says.” He spent time there working for semi-state bodies, and ended up in…

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Ghost Writer Andrew Crofts

Andrew Crofts was charming, amusing and incredibly informative when I chatted to him in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire at the Mountains to Sea Festival last Saturday,  21st March. Ghost Writer of over 80 books,…

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Catherine Doyle

Catherine remembers her mother saying, ‘regular pocket money must be earned, but you will always be supplied with books.’ “I read voraciously. I’d read 100 books for library readathons. And reading turned naturally to writing. Initially…

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Sarah Bannan

SARAH BANNAN hasn’t always wanted to be a writer. Passionate about reading, she has been more than content to work in the book world, and mingle with the writers she so admires. American born and bred,…

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Rosita Sweetman

Fathers Come First Published by Lilliput. Rosita Sweetman published her first novel back in 1974, when she was just 25. The coming of age story set in sixties Dublin showed a young professor’s daughter, Elizabeth,  struggling…

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Andrew Fox

Andrew wrote ‘the usual horrendous poetry,’ and song lyrics when he was in school, then in college, he started writing in earnest. “I began to write in a structured, serious way when I was having to…

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Liz McManus

 “Retirement is blissful, it’s like being young again. “It was about civil rights, not nationalism”  LIZ MCMANUS wrote her debut novel, Acts of Subversion, in the 1980s. Well-received, it was shortlisted for the Aer Lingus/Irish Times…

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Colm Scully

Colm Scully

Colm has always dabbled in poetry, but it’s only in the past six years or so that he’s begun to take it seriously. “Before that, life got in the way,” he says. He was working as…

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Róisín Fitzpatrick

Graduating with a business degree, Róisín worked for the European Commission; then after taking a Masters, moved to London and worked at the European Bank. When she contracted the illness ME – she was forced to…

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