Every year the School of English PhDs host the Bookends conference, a series of talks given by postgraduate students in English, Creative Writing, Digital Arts and Humanities and Film Studies. The conference is free of charge, and may be attended by any interested parties of any discipline (keep an eye on our social media for […]

Blood on the Page: An Interview with Eimear McBride

Just days after submitting the final draft of her second novel to the publishers, Eimear McBride spoke to Laura Hussey about the success of her debut novel, her unique writing style and why the second book has blood on the pages. Although it took the better part of a decade to get her first novel, […]

Clear-eyed and Cooked Up: An Interview with Belinda McKeon

Jane Farrell meets with ‘Tender’ author Belinda McKeon. Belinda McKeon, journalist, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University, and twice published novelist, has recently edited a short story collection titled A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance. This latest publication features stories by Kevin Barry and Sara Baume and contributes to Ireland’s ever-increasing claim […]

Mild Concerns For J.K. Rowling

Ellen Desmond discusses the latest stream of worrying tweets from J. K. Rowling, as she continues to slaughter the Harry Potter series by outright refusing to let it die. At first, it was appreciated. The books had all been published, the films had had their final moment, but no one was quite ready to say […]

Bookshelf – Your Latest Book Reviews

Every month, we review some of the latest and most interesting books for The Bookshelf. Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? Review: Leah Driscoll Following the resounding success of her debut autobiography Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?, the writer and star of The Mindy Project recently released her second book titled Why Not Me? Having […]

Not Asking For It

Author Louise O’Neill speaks with Emily Horgan about her second book, Asking For It, which has the likes of Marian Keyes gushing praise and has sparked a national discussion on rape culture and consent.   Our culture often couples ‘rape’ with the idea of ‘blurred lines.’ Questions about alcohol intake, clothing, and past promiscuity pad out these […]