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Paint Me a Picture: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick: Finding A Visual Voice

Please enjoy Oisin McGann‘s interview with Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick this month. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland’s most accomplished writer-illustrators. Among her many accolades, she has won Ireland’s most prestigious children’s book prize, the Bisto Book of the Year Award, three times for her picture books, then after it was renamed the CBI Book of the […]READ MORE

Irish Fiction Fridays: Recording Angel: Ian McDonald

Today’s edition of Irish Fiction Fridays brings you the science fiction tale “Recording Angel” by Ian McDonald. “Recording Angel,” which was originally published in 1996, was later expanded into Chaga. There’s a terrific interview with McDonald (Author Spotlight) that gives some background to the story. Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960 (to a […]READ MORE

Irish Fiction Fridays: The Dolocher: Caroline Barry

This week for Irish Fiction Friday, we feature The Dolocher, the first adult novel by author Caroline Barry, who currently lives in the midlands of Ireland. Her first two novels are Young Adult novels: The Rocket Girl and Isadora Elzbeth. According to an interview, which you can read here, her current work in progress is […]READ MORE

Irish Fiction Fridays: Gráinne Clear (ed): Shoes, Ducks and Maids of the Sea. Irish Retellings of Hans Christian Anderson

Welcome to another edition of Irish Fiction Fridays! This week we feature Shoes Ducks and Maids of the Sea which is a collection of thirteen short stories retelling the classic tales of Hans Christian Anderson with an Irish eye. There are stories from Paula Leyden, Oisín McGann, David Rudden, Sheena Wilkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Claire Hennessy, Paul Timoney, […]READ MORE