A family is a tribe, after all, with its own customs, culture, and – crucially for this play – way of communicating.Read more "Tribes"
Something Unspoken Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin Mon to Sat at 1:00pm Nobody is ever going to accuse Tennessee Williams of being subtle. The playwright specialized in overwrought melodrama, writing plays that featured fragile belles, larger-than-life patriarchs, violent drunks, and repressed homosexuals, all struggling under the conformity and genteel manners of the Deep South. It is […]Read more "Something Unspoken"
Ahkil Sharma’s novel Family Life has won the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the richest annual prize in literature. He was presented with a crystal trophy and a cheque for 100,000 euros by the Lord Mayor at a lavish ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin. How lavish? Very. Smartly-dressed servers moved through the crowd offering hors […]Read more "Family Life Wins International DUBLIN Literary Award"
At the International Literature Festival Dublin last week, Lucy Caldwell and Anakana Schofield read from and discussed their work. Click on the link to read my report. Source: Niall McArdle on Anakana Schofield and Lucy Caldwell You can listen to my brief interview with Anakana Schofield following the event:Read more "Niall McArdle on Anakana Schofield and Lucy Caldwell"
Firstly, apologies, fluffsters, for my absence from the blogosphere for the last few days. I am currently visiting family and friends in Dublin and have not had time to do much on the old interweb. I almost made it to the end of the A to Z Challenge for April, but I wasn’t able to […]Read more "Dublin & Dredd"
Q is for Quirke An old post about Benjamin Black, John Banville‘s crime-writing alter-ego.Read more "Q is for Quirke"
Now that Easter Week is about to begin, we’re expecting a lot of posts relating to the Easter Rising.Read more "Begorrathon 2016: Week Three"
A big ‘howaya, what’s the story, bud?’ to a few of our favourite artsy Irish peeps .Read more "A Ludicrously Incestuous Begorrathon Post"
Congratulations to Dubliner Ben Cleary on winning Best Live Action Short Film at last night’s Oscars! STUTTERER #irelandmonth16Read more "STUTTERER"
Following the party via Twitter, it looks like it was a blast.Read more "Blog Awards Ireland"