‘Forgotten’ at the Red Line Festival, Friday 13th October 2017

It’s strange the way ideas come into a writer’s head: often at the oddest times and in the most unexpected places. In creative writing workshops, aspiring writers often ask for tips about finding [...]

A story of book covers

It is always a thrill when see your book published. When you catch a glimpse of it at last between covers, sitting on a bookshop shelf – actual or virtual – and you can’t quite believe it.

USA launch of The Years That Followed

Maybe it’s all those years I spent as a teacher. Maybe it’s all those years I spent as a young pupil and a student. Maybe it’s because I’ve always preferred the Irish autumn to the Irish summer.

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