"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." —Sigmund Freud Les Edgerton in conversation with a Trinity College Dublin graduate Kelly O'Brien: —The Death of Tarpons takes the form of bildungsroman and is written in the first person narrative. Given that you also grew … Continue reading Les Edgerton about his novel “The Death of Tarpons”
Interview with Patricia Ketola, novelist, author of DIRTY PICTURES
Patricia Ketola is interviewed by Petar Odak, editor and reviewer. Late blooming in the world of literature is not that rare: Toni Morrison published her first novel when she was thirty-nine, P. D. James when she was forty-two, and Penelope Fitzgerald and Frank McCourt started in their sixties. Still, it is quite unusual for the … Continue reading Interview with Patricia Ketola, novelist, author of DIRTY PICTURES
“A quixotic endeavour with an unclear goal”. Colin O’Sullivan interviews David Hogan.
Colin O’Sullivan: The Last Island covers important issues like “environmentalism, animal rights, and the costs of capitalism”. What made you want to write about these issues? David Hogan: I believe that these are among the paramount issues of our time, and that our responses to them will shape the future. So it would’ve … Continue reading “A quixotic endeavour with an unclear goal”. Colin O’Sullivan interviews David Hogan.
Writing, reading, music, and “far-awayness”. David Hogan interviews Colin O’Sullivan
David Hogan: You're in the long tradition of writers leaving Ireland in order to write about it. Is there something unique about the country that pushes you away while at the same time drawing you back? Colin O’Sullivan: The Irish have always been a migrant race as you know, for many reasons too long to … Continue reading Writing, reading, music, and “far-awayness”. David Hogan interviews Colin O’Sullivan
“In the beast’s lair”: Jackie Mallon interviewed by Marie-Claire Magazine
From the interview that has just appeared in Marie-Claire Magazine and Atlas Jet Magazine, Turkey: MC: Everybody sees The Devil Wears Prada as the book that brought the real face of fashion to literature, and many people compare your book to Devil. But actually Silk for the Feed Dogs comes from a deeper corner of … Continue reading “In the beast’s lair”: Jackie Mallon interviewed by Marie-Claire Magazine
“In praise of James Ellroy, 2015 Grand Master” by Craig McDonald
"A writer’s public persona is one thing; the solitary craftsman who lives in his head, and works very much alone, is another creature entirely." Happy birthday to the great James Ellroy! Read Craig McDonald's tribute here: http://crimespreemag.com/ellroy-grand-master/ Watch James Ellroy's interview with Craig McDonald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etgBzObQX9k
Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 3 of 3
"...fiction can bring us closer to truth than history or nonfiction." Craig McDonald This third interview, marking the new edition of HEAD GAMES, is with Sylvia Georgina Estrada (Mexico) and it appeared originally in Zócalo Saltillo: http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.ie/2015/02/the-head-games-interviews-part-3-of-3.html
Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 2 of 3
"To mark the launch of the Betimes Books' reissue of Head Games in trade paperback and eBook formats, I'm sharing the second of three English translations of interviews I not so long ago gave to media in Mexico regarding the release of HEAD GAMES (LA CABEZA DE PANCHO VILLA) there. This one is with journalist Laura Luz … Continue reading Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 2 of 3
Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 1 of 3
"Not so terribly long ago, I did a lot of interviews with newspapers and radio stations in Mexico in support of the Spanish language release of HEAD GAMES (LA CABEZA DE PANCHO VILLA there). HEAD GAMES is at last back in paperback and in eBook format as the seventh release in the new, definitive collection of old and new … Continue reading Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 1 of 3
Richard Kalich: “I see the world metaphorically.”
Richard Kalich in conversation with Lucy Sweeney Byrne It is clear, when talking to Richard Kalich today, that he is a novelist whom, once you hear of him, you wonder to yourself how you haven’t heard his name before. He is not a writer one would describe as prolific. He has endured writer’s block and the terror … Continue reading Richard Kalich: “I see the world metaphorically.”
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