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Foster – Claire Keegan

The two greatest living Irish short-story writers are William Trevor and Claire Keegan. Foster won the Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award 2009 and was subsequently expanded for publication as a stand-alone story. 631 more words


Five lessons to bring to your second novel

I’m not going to go into all the mistakes I made and then had to spend untold hours fixing on my first novel. I have covered all that at length on this blog over the past year, probably best summed up in this post: … 834 more words

About Writing

Second person


I read a lot of John McGahern over the holidays, and also Claire Keegan’s ‘Walk the Blue Fields’. Both writers make use of the second person, and it really intrigued me – the POV is a fantastic way of really getting inside someone’s head. 1,636 more words

Creative Writing

Foster by Claire Keegan (*10 years and over)

Title: Foster.

Author: Claire Keegan.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publisher: Faber and Faber (UK).

Website: www.faber.co.uk/author/claire-keegan

Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook. 153 more words

Book "Reviews"

ISLA Literary Festival - Oct 17th - 19th

Possibly the best free literary festival of the year, and it’s only two days away! With John Banville, Donal Ryan (above), Claire Keegan, Hugo Hamilton and John Kelly there is some great Irish talent on display to say nothing of the international line up. 731 more words


Seven in one blow: Mierau, Toews, and other recommends

We’ve  just spent several days at Hecla Island, probably our last camping trip of the year. The routines and menus of these outings are virtually identical–one leaves the routines of home only to fall with pleasure into the routines of away–but there’s always something interesting that differentiates each from the other. 962 more words


The London Short Story Festival 2014

I saw this event advertised some months back and followed the promo on social media. When the programme was announced I knew that many events, especially the workshops, would sell out quickly so I booked up the sessions I wanted via the early booking facility. 1,123 more words