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Steve Cavanagh

AS a lawyer, Steve has conducted several high profile cases. In 2010, representing a factory worker, he won the largest award for damages in race discrimination in Northern Ireland’s legal history. In his 20s, he wrote…

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Henrietta McKervey

HENRIETTA has always adored reading. It’s something that has informed her life, but eight years ago, she was in danger of losing that love. The reason? She wanted to write, but hadn’t the time or the…

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Darren Kelly

Darren Kelly

With a lifelong fascination for history, and especially for the 1916 Rising, Darren never had any particular wish to write. In fact, he thought he was no good at it. After school, he became a roadie,…

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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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