Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of […]

Major Irish writers to visit University of Limerick

A special event will take place at the University of Limerick on Thursday November 13th as part of Limerick City of Culture and Millstream Writers Series. The Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing Professor Joseph O’ Connor will read alongside acclaimed writers Christine Dwyer Hickey and Colin Barrett.   Joseph O’ Connor’s new novel The Thrill of It All has recently been shortlisted for the Novel of the Year […]

Voices from the past – The Spoken Word; Irish Poets and Writers

By Mattie Lennon “The voice of the dead was a living voice to me.” (Tennyson.)   When listening to The Lake Isle of Innisfree or reading The Great Hunger have you ever wondered what the authors’ voices sounded like? Wonder no more. The British Library has brought out a 3CD set, The Spoken Word; Irish Poets and Writers. It consists of 24 recordings; […]