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Emma Comerford

Emma was brought up in a house full of books. Her father, a solicitor, wrote some legal textbooks, and in the sixties he wrote plays which were performed in the Abbey Theatre. Emma didn’t write as…

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Sloane Crosley

A lifelong reader, Sloane started writing at college with some short stories, and afterwards, after a brief spell in Scotland, she worked in publishing for 12 years. “I was an assistant in a Literary Agency for…

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The Death of Father Gerry Reynolds.

I was saddened to hear of the death, yesterday, of the great peacemaker, Father Gerry Reynolds. I interviewed him for Reality magazine back in 2009. This article, below, has been quoted, in the BBC amongst other…

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Cesca Major

Cesca became addicted to writing whilst at university. But, following an early ambition, and became a freelance TV presenter, working for ITV West. She left, and became a history teacher,  because she wanted a more regular…

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Event with Cecelia Ahern

It’s always a pleasure to meet Cecelia Ahern. From the time we first met, after the publication of Ps I Love You, through various other interviews and book events over the years, I have always adored…

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Kate Beaufoy

Kate Beaufoy dreamed of restoring a house she fell in love with. Instead, she restored its historical characters to bring them back to life, as she explains to Sue Leonard   KATE BEAUFOY looks beautiful in…

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Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton has set a thriller in Cork and makes a senior garda, Katie Maguire, its central character. He spoke to Sue Leonard about his life with words and stories. WE MET days after the tragic…

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Jane Talbot

Daughter of schoolteachers, Jane has always loved storytelling and folk tales, but she didn’t start writing until she got the idea for her debut. After university she worked in marketing for four years, then, taking redundancy…

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Susan Stairs

 IT’S Christmas 2010, and the snow is falling fast. The weather prevents Dublin barrister, Orla, from returning to her parents in their rural village, and her mother, Mags, is so upset that she postpones the celebration until…

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Michael O’Higgins

Michael started life as a journalist. He worked for Hotpress, writing news based stories, and eventually moved to Magill. He was at the stage of gaining a staff job, but he’d always wanted to study law….

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Mary Phelan

From the moment Mary Phelan and Catherine Conlon met in primary school back in 1974,they have been best friends. But at 18, Catherine left Ireland for an au-pair job in France, and she hasn’t lived in Ireland…

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Frankie Gaffney

Starting life in Balbriggan,  Frankie moved to inner-city Dublin at 12. He mitched from school, and in his early twenties, working in nightclubs, saw Dublin’s underside. “I partied like crazy.” He did a radio a radio…

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