The Karen Joy Fowler Bookclub

Motley’s Laura Hussey speaks to internationally acclaimed, best selling novelist Karen Joy Fowler. It’s not everyday that The New York Times will describe an author’s debut novel as radiant and elegant. However, for the talent Karen Joy Fowler this is a common place description for her clever writing, which has earned her a regular spot […]

Man of Marvels: Will Sliney

Orla Hodnett talks to Cork-born Marvel comic artist Will Sliney about his career and the industry in Ireland Marvel is certainly  the most recognisable name in the world of comic books since its beginnings in the 1960s, with the successes of its film studio adding to its notoriety. Recently added to the payroll was artist […]

Laure Eve’s Fearsome Dream Came True | Carol Phelan

Laure Eve, a marketing executive for Hachette Children’s Books and a soon-to-be published author, was described by her publisher (Emily Thomas of Hot Key Books) as having ‘poise, depth and insight to her writing.’ A two book pre-emptive deal was secured after ‘a matter of minutes’ when Thomas realised she was holding the work of […]

Do We Still Give A Fook About The Book? | Daniel Boland

  Who among us can resist the smell of a new book? There is no greater pleasure than finding an excellent book and submerging yourself in its world. With libraries and bookshops everywhere, the choice couldn’t be greater when selecting a book, but with a new kid on the block could we be seeing the […]

Darren Shan: Interview with the Vampire

Tamara Malone sinks her teeth into the popular fantasy writer, Darren Shan.  Darren Shan originally rose to fame in the early 2000s with The Saga of Darren Shan, the first book of which was adapted into a movie produced by Universal Studios, starring such renowned actors as John C. Reilly. As Mr O’Shaughnessy (as he […]


Meadhbh Crowley takes a look inside the new dystiopian world created by Ilsa J. Bick. This is the first of the dystopian trilogy by the award winning writer Isla J. Bick. In this captivating novel we follow the character of Alex who has left the home she shared with her aunt to experience life while […]