Tag: Irish Writers

Being Various edited by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell in her fabulous crafted introduction say in her own words… ‘Ireland is going through a golden age of writing: that has never been more apparent. I wanted to capture something of the energy of this explosion, in all its variousness…’ …and boy is she right, and boy does she achieve what she has

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BOOK REVIEW: The Killer In Me by Olivia Kiernan

You only need to look at the cover of this book to know it’s going to be a dark, gritty thriller.  Set in Ireland, it has two stories running simultaneously. We start with a 17 year old crime.  Sean Hennessey has just been released from prison after serving time for murdering his parents and attempting

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BOOK REVIEW: Paradise by Edna O’Brien

There is a consistence sense of rootlessness and exploration in Edna O’Brien’s short story ‘Paradise’. Though I confess I have not read any of her other work before [this will soon change], in researching the piece, and from my own thoughts, ‘Paradise’ is a moment of transition for the writer – she takes herself from

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan

Blurb on the back cover: “Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knockmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for a Great Festival. It’s a raucous, beautiful, enchanted celebration.     Well, it’s supposed to be.     Except every time the luckless Brian Nolan helps to organise the Great Festival it’s a disappointment. 

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