Irish Fiction Friday: Brian J Showers: “Mix-Up at the Boneyard: On the Burial Vault of J.S. Le Fanu”

This week’s Irish Fiction Friday offering comes to us from Brian J Showers. While today’s selection isn’t strictly speaking fiction, it does nicely tie together our piece on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu on Friday the 13th and our new regular feature of Touring Tuesdays. Today’s reading is an account of Showers’ reading WJ McCormack’s biography […]

Irish Fiction Friday: Jim Fitzpatrick: Erinsaga

Welcome again to Irish Fiction Friday! In honor of the Dublin2019 AEM/AGM taking place in Dublin this weekend, we are featuring a Dublin artist/author. Jim Fitzpatrick is perhaps best known as an artist. He was born in Dublin and his first fame came from his iconic red and black portrait of Che Guevara. Fitzpatrick worked […]

Irish Fiction Friday: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! What better way to celebrate the first of only two Friday the 13ths in 2017 (the other in October) than with some classic horror? This week’s featured writer is Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Arguably his most famous novella is Carmilla (1872) – the story of a vampire which has been credited as […]