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Resurrecting an Old Manuscript

There is one sure thing that unites us writers, a guilt that plucks away on the cords of our conscience. The source of that guilt? The existence of an unfinished manuscript. 616 more words

My story: Rainbow's End - Shortlisted Fish Publishing Short Story Award 2014/2015

My gothic tale, set in Newcastle, County Down, made it to the shortlist this year (2014/2015).  I’ve made the longlist before so I’m delighted to climb another rung of the ladder. 8 more words

The Moth - Issue 20/Spring 2015

It is certainly the time of the year for new periodical releases. The Moth, one of this island’s less outspoken magazines but arguably one of its finest, has released its latest contribution to the Irish literary stratosphere… 132 more words

Irish Writing

How Many Lit Mags?

I dare you count them.

Actually it’s probably a lot easier than I imagine. But (*warning cliche ahead*) with the dawn of the information era the number of sites popping up has seen a new dynamic to the world of Irish writing. 303 more words

Irish Writing

Shadow and Light

My short story, Shadow and Light, is published in the latest edition of The Honest Ulsterman

Published 22/02/2015.


James Meredith

Whatever happened to Seán O’Faoláin?

Seán O’Faoláin: Literature, Inheritance, and the 1930s
Paul Delaney
Irish Academic Press; €25
Review: Val Nolan

In his lifetime, Seán O’Faoláin published eight volumes of short stories, four novels, three travel books, six biographies, a play, a memoir, as well as critical studies of long and short form fiction. 1,030 more words


Speaking in Tongues : Part II

To return to the discussion on language and inherent superiority, it is often only with the native’s complicity that this script gains credence and is entrenched. 1,197 more words