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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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Emma Donoghue gets Oscar Nomination

It’s great to see Ireland celebrate Emma Donoghue; who has been nominated for an Oscar for the Screenplay adaptation of her novel, ‘Room.’  f Certain sections of the media were once less than supportive, as my…

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Helen Blackhurst

Helen was a big reader as a child, but initially theatre interested her more than writing. “I didn’t write stories as a child, but I have these notebooks with dialogue of animals talking.” After university Helen…

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Julia Forster

A prolific reader, Julia didn’t start to read like a writer until she was 15, and read Jane Eyre. She took an MA in Creative writing, but concentrated on poetry. It wasn’t until the end of…

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Justin Cartwright

In the middle of my interview with the eminent novelist, Justin Cartwright, he becomes emotional. We’re discussing Sweden; a country he loves, which made an appearance in his latest novel, and he told me about a…

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Averil Douglas Opperman

Rebelling against her parent’s wishes that she attend Trinity College Dublin, Averil joined the Irish Times as a cub reporter. Working in news, she frequently covered the Dáil, because of her family contacts. She became the…

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Cecelia Ahern

The Marble Collector. Harper Collins, €18.44; Kindle, €8.50 THE Marble Collector opens with a memory. Sabrina Bloggs, aged three, watches as her mother launches the teapot at the ceiling. In retrospect, she imagines this was done in…

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Kate Dempsey

Brought up in a house full of books,  Kate loved reading, but also science and maths. After studying physics she went into IT, and worked in London before being transferred to Holland where she met her…

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Hilary Fannin

Hilary worked in a lot of menial jobs and as a classroom assistant before she discovered that it was possible to have a career in writing. First she worked in theatre. “I trained at the Oscar…

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Patrick DeWitt

PATRICK DEWITT is a born writer. He has never wanted to do anything else. However, leaving school early, eschewing college, and never attending a creative writing programme, it took him a long while to figure out…

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