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Hubert Butler: the voice of human rights in Ireland?

I first heard of Hubert Butler (1900-1991) as the husband of Peggy Guthrie, sister to theatre director, Tyrone. From Maidenhall, the Butler family house in Bennetsbridge, Co. 696 more words

Book Reviews

The Cow Book by John Connell

The Cow Book: A Story of Life on a Irish Family Farm – John Connell

Prominent admirers of The Cow Book include Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle and Sara Baume so it is clear, just by reading the back cover, that there’s something literary about it.   693 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review - The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

The Wren Hunt, you might have heard of it? Or the Wren Boys? If you’re from outside of Ireland you probably won’t have – and even if you’re living in Ireland, the chances are slim… They’re boy’s who hunt the wren the day after Christmas. 251 more words

Books And Authors

Coping with the future - an interview with Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner is not a new name to the Irish writing scene, but is one that’s getting called all the more frequently. Through her work in theatre, her critcally acclaimed series, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope and her new book, Stefanie Preissner has gone from ‘one to watch’ to someone we’re all watching closely. 953 more words

Books And Authors

Reading The Future - Dublin celebrates 250 Years of Hodges Figgis Bookshop

I am delighted to be one of 250 writers included in the anthology Reading The Future: New Writing from Ireland. 

Edited by Alan Hayes and published by Arlen House to mark the 250th anniversary of the Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin (wow, 250 years!), the anthology was launched on Thursday 26th April complete with traditional music and fabulous wine and canapes. 89 more words

Writing News

Stinging Fly Stories | Anthology 2018

I’m delighted to have my story, A Sin to Tell the Naked Truth, collected in the Stinging Fly Stories anthology edited by Declan Meade and Sarah Gilmartin.  107 more words

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