I have had another short story published in the Irish Times
Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee, Modern Irish bean sí, from Old Irish: ban síde: Female spirit who heralds the death of a family member by shrieking or keening. Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee: Irish literary journal, softcover, 113 pages, containing poetry, fiction and non-fiction by a wide range of writers … including me. For sale in all good bookshops and […]Read more "Shrieking Words"
You can listen to my short story “The Two of Hearts” on Soundcloud. The story was originally broadcast on RTÉ Radio, read by actress Catriona Ni Mhurchú. Click on the picture to listen:Read more "Soundclouding …"
The album will be for sale on iTunes as soon as my twelve-year-old niece can explain to me how iTunes works.Read more "The Parallel Universe of Regret"
I’m very pleased to announce that I had a short story published in The Irish Times on Saturday, as this month’s winner of the Hennessy Short Story of the Month. Which is very nice. You can read the story here, if you want.Read more "19 Ways to Say “I Love You”"
If you haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049, please do so as soon as you can. It’s a visual feast of a film. And be sure to see it in a cinema with a good sound system – the film has an astonishing sound design, one that pays homage to and builds on the groundbreaking work […]Read more "Do Androids Dream of Electric Bleeps"
Composed almost entirely of short monologues by the ghostly inhabitants of the cemetery, it reads less like a conventional novel and more like a drama, or perhaps a scrapbookRead more "Lincoln in the Bardo"
At the time of publication, over three thousand children are without somewhere permanent to live in Dublin.Read more "Crossing the Threshold"
Unlike Deckard, who just grudgingly went about his job and then drank to forget, only to realise at the end of Blade Runner that something was amiss, K feels he’s something special.Read more "Special K: Blade Runner 2049"
A family is a tribe, after all, with its own customs, culture, and – crucially for this play – way of communicating.Read more "Tribes"
It’s usually extremely sunny, but on the day I was there, the clouds were massively incontinent.Read more "Write by the Sea"
Originally posted on The Fluff Is Raging:
By Niall McArdle This is Banned Books Week in the United States. Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books…