On Friday, 16th November, the always excellent Dublin Book Festival held a standing-room-only event at the National Library. It was further proof, if such were needed, of Ireland’s ongoing love-affair with the short story.
What a summer it has been. And no, I don’t just mean the amazing weather that we’ve been having in Ireland for months now. The sort of weather that has made some of us long for a bit of rain, to remind us of who we really are…
I recently facilitated an eight-hour course in Creative Writing for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries. Most of the participants had never written anything before. Some had, but had reached an impasse and were unable to work their way around it.
Easter has come and gone and it seems as though the winter is determined to hang on until it’s worn us all down to shreds. It’s just as well that this is Dublin’s One City One Book month – it means there are lots of indoor activities to dispel the gloom of grey skies and […]
Catherine Dunne is the author of nine previous novels and one work of non-fiction, An Unconsidered People.
Her work has been translated into several languages and she was recently long-listed for the inaugural Laureate for Irish fiction.
Catherine's tenth novel The Years That Followed was published in March 2016.