Irish Fiction Friday: Charlotte Riddell: Weird Stories

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. […]

Irish Fiction Friday: Samuel Beckett: Krapp’s Last Tape

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Fiction Friday: AE: The Candle of Vision

It’s Friday, we’re Irish and this is definitely fiction! Mystic fiction! Today we’re bringing you AE aka George William Russell, owner of a particularly fine beard, and whose The Candle of Vision has pretty much everything a SFF reader could desire! Russell’s guide describes various visions including encounters with UFOs. It’s written as ecstatic literature […]