Interview with writer Daragh Fleming

  Angie Stratos meets ‘a 21st Century writer, one for the 21st Century readers’ Daragh Fleming to discuss his new collection of short stories, how social media has influenced literature, and the monetary value of books.   I meet Daragh Fleming in a buzzy café.  It’s on Winthrop Street, it’s open late, and it’s what we call the second coming, or season two, of Paul … Continue reading Interview with writer Daragh Fleming

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, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing published, Eimear McBride never … Continue reading Blood on the Page: An Interview with Eimear McBride

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 to a land most fit for the short story form. … Continue reading Clear-eyed and Cooked Up: An Interview with Belinda McKeon

Motley Meets Maeve Higgins

Ireland’s first lady of comedy Maeve Higgins sat down with Riley to chat about adventures in The Big Apple and her spectacular new laugh-out-loud book Off You Go: Away From Home and Loving It. Sort of. The comedy industry is no joke, pun very much intended, and no one knows this better than Maeve Higgins. It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult careers for … Continue reading Motley Meets Maeve Higgins

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 goodbye to Hogwarts. J. K. Rowling began to tweet tidbits … Continue reading Mild Concerns For J.K. Rowling