Irish Fiction Fridays

Welcome back to Irish Fiction Fridays! We took a break last week to observe St Patrick’s Day. This week we feature The Secret of Kells by Cartoon Saloon. The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film animated by Cartoon Saloon that premiered on 8 February 2009 at the 59th Berlin International Film […]

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday offering is a short story, fantasy tale from Sarah Rees Brennan. Born in Ireland in 1983, Brennan lived for a short while in New York, before returning to Surrey, England to complete a Creative Writing MA. She currently lives and writes in Ireland. Goodreads describes the story as “A tale of […]

This week on Irish Fiction Friday we feature a work of speculative fiction and Irish politics from 1904: The Red Leaguers by Shan F Bullock (John William Bullock). This is the fictitious story of a group of Catholic Irish, who, encouraged by the example of the Boers, form a secret league, and resolve upon a […]

Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday! This week join us in the land of fairy with James Stephens James Stephens was born in Dublin on February 9, 1880. He graduated as a solicitor’s clerk but became registrar in the National Gallery of Ireland from 1915 to 1925. He produced many retellings of Irish myths and fairy […]

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! In honor of the full moon this weekend, I thought it appropriate that we visit “a classic of Victorian supernatural fiction.” This week we visit the work of Charlotte Riddell her Weird Stories. The link to the work contains a brief biography of Riddell and links to more information about her. […]

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! Today we’re going to turn our attention to the theatre and feature Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. Samuel Beckett was born in Foxrock, Ireland, on Good Friday, April 13, 1906 and died on December 22, 1989 in Paris, France. He was a playwright, novelist, poet, essayist, and theatre director. Beckett attended […]

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 […]

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 […]