Irish Fiction Fridays

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 […]

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 […]

Today’s Irish Fiction Friday offering could almost have been a feature on our Touring Tuesdays feature. The High Man is a documentary on Ireland’s myths and monuments, so it might give you some ideas of places you’d like to visit – before or after Dublin2019!

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, […]

Today for Irish Fiction Fridays we feature something a little different: The Emergency Session by Arthur Riordan. The Emergency Session is a satirical rap-cabaret featuring Eamon DeValera on such subjects as the liberal agenda and the rural/urban divide. While it is a full length theatrical production, first produced by the Rough Magic Theatre Company on October 5, […]

             Welcome to Irish Fiction Friday. This week we feature The Enchanted Duplicator by Walter Willis and Bob Shaw. This is somewhat of a sequel to last week’s entry on Walter Willis’ fanzine Slant. The Enchanted Duplicator or TED as it’s often referred to, is the story of Jophan and his journey to the heart […]

Welcome to another addition of Irish Fiction Fridays. Today we are highlighting Slant, the Irish fanzine, and the Irish fan behind it: Walter Alexander Willis (1919-1999). Slant was the first fanzine published by Walt Willis in collaboration with James White as Art Editor. It ran from 1948 until 1953 with seven issues and immediately established […]