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Who are your favourite Irish novelists?

A Challenge from Books Editor, Frank O’Shea

I recently met a man who is an avid reader of modern fiction: Lee Childs, J K Rowling, James Patterson, Ian Rankin, the big hitters. 153 more words

Of Literary Interest

Nonfiction: A Trick my Father Learned in Prison by Donal Mahoney

A Trick My Father Learned in Prison by Donal Mahoney 

I’m not saying my father hated the English, God forbid. If he were still alive, he’d hate to hear me say that.  934 more words


Review: burnt offering / ardere de tot by Paulina Popa & James Meredith

A review of the poetry collection burnt offering / ardere de tot by myself & Paulina Popa (Emia, February 2016), written by Romanian poet & critic Elisabeta BOGĂŢAN, has been published in the Literary journal… 20 more words

James Meredith

Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors (The CAP Awards)

The emergence of low-priced electronic publishing has been a big challenge to the book industry. The cost of publishing has dropped, eBook readers are much improved and as a result there is a huge increase in the number of independently published works available to the public. 737 more words



I was lucky enough to meet Anthony Foley before. One time was when I was still at school and two of us interrupted a fitness session to for a quick picture before small break ended. 780 more words

Irish Writing

Not all plans are idiot proof

That’s an ugly poster you might say, and what’s it telling me through its statement ‘not all plans are idiot proof’?  The lines ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ from Robbie Burns’s poem come to mind, as well as Steinbeck’s great novel… 752 more words

Cork City

Poem for my Da

Poem for my Da-

My father is old
And noise has started to bother him
He is in good health generally
Not just for a man in his late 70s… 251 more words