The Hennessy Literary Awards shortlist for 2018 has been announced. I’m humbled and grateful to be included in the list. I have been shortlisted for my short story, “The Light on the Water”, published last summer in the Irish Times.Read more "Hennessy Literary Awards Shortlist"
I’ll be reading on Sunday afternoon along with other literary upstarts Doreen Duffy and Adam Trodd.Read more "I’m One to Watch"
Making Hennessy involves grungy bikers, head-dresses, fire, gold body paint, sexy wood nymphs, and a lot of neon lighting, apparently.Read more "H is for Hennessy"
Another week of posts for Reading Ireland Month has come and gone. There are now almost sixty posts about Irish culture! Well done, everybody. Big news from this week was the announcement that both Anne Enright and Lisa McInerney have made the long list for The Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction. Abie Spallen is a […]Read more "Begorrathon 2016: Week Two"
As if living in Paris and working at one of the most famous bookshops in the world wasn't enough, Fallon and fellow bookseller Terry Craven have co-founded de Selby Press with the intention of publishing Irish writers based in France.Read more "Books Are Not Dead! To Prove It, Here’s A Book of “The Dead”!"
By Niall McArdle To celebrate St. Patrick’s Week, I offer here a selection of contemporary Irish writers worth checking out. Click on the photos to see their works. William Trevor. Not for nothing is Trevor hailed as perhaps the finest living writer in English. John Banville. When not writing dense, abstruse, philosophical prose, his alter-ego […]Read more "St. Patrick’s Week: 12 Irish Writers You Should Read"