August Is a Wicked Month

‘August Is a Wicked Month’ according to Edna O’Brien. And September, which has just begun, should be called the Busy Month. Before the Julian Calendar in 45 BC, September used to be the seventh [...]

Niamh Boyce: ‘Inside the Wolf’

My thanks to Niamh Boyce, whose poetry collection ‘Inside the Wolf’, is the subject of this final post for 2018. Happy Christmas to all – and more than anything, happy reading.

The art of the short story

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 [...]