Wed, 01 Jul, 2020
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
Limerick and Tipperary face off in tomorrow’s Munster senior hurling final. You know that. But the conflict is not confined to the Gaelic Grounds.evaluates a quality fiction/hurling stand-off between Limerick’s Kevin Barry and Tipperary’s Donal Ryan.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
WHEN Donal Ryan’s debut novel landed a few years ago as the post-crash country was clambering around in the dust listening to pundits rabbiting on about our future, the visceral quality of The Spinning Heart was a beacon illuminating our malaise. It was rightly feted and devoured by readers.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Writer Donal Ryan has had to go back to the day job in order to make ends meet. says that ‘culture is the aspect of life that is suffering most because it can’t sustain those who want to make a living in some of the art forms’.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
Peter Gowen was born Youghal, Co Cork, and now lives in London. He is currently on tour with Decadent’s production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. Upcoming dates include Everyman Theatre, Cork, 7-11 Nov; as well as Civic Theatre, Tallaght, 21-22 Oct; and Lime Tree, Limerick, Nov 4-5.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2016
THE reference to ‘Bull’ in the title, the epitome of the male species, is perhaps a clue to the storyline, because, if there is an opposite of ‘chick lit’ — lets call it a ‘male scéal’ (or tale) — then ‘Bull Mountain’ is it.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
Too much thinking can kill the creative writing impulse, says Margaret O’Brien, co-founder of the Story House Ireland which will host its first five-day residential writing course on short fiction in March in Dungarvan.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015