Emmeline Pankhurst and the White Feather

I was travelling back from a truly wonderful holiday in West Cork – which included a boat trip to Cape Clear, a swim in Lough Ine, a meeting with Elizabeth and her hubby, and the reading of many, many books – when I heard presenter George Hook on his Newstalk radio programme declare himself “aContinue reading “Emmeline Pankhurst and the White Feather”

Interview with writer Susan Lanigan (Palazzo Rinaldi AIR 2011)

Originally posted on Palazzo Rinaldi artists' Residency | blog :
? Susan, first of all many congratulations on your novel White Feathers, which has been acquired by O’Brien Press Brandon Imprint for publication in autumn 2014.  We are excited for you and can’t wait to read it! Can you tell us first of all what gave you…

My story “Stay Special” to be included in Nature Futures anthology

After a rather turbulent and trying day, I just received a very welcome distraction in a message from Colin Sullivan, editor of Nature Futures: my story “Stay Special”, a dystopian narrative of suppression of age in women, will be featured in the second anthology of Nature Futures stories. (This is a series of hard sci-fiContinue reading “My story “Stay Special” to be included in Nature Futures anthology”

RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition

Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
The RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Winning stories will be published in the RTE Guide. Rules: All entries for the 2014 RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition should be original, unpublished and previously not broadcast short stories in English, of 2,000 words or less. Paper manuscripts must be typed…

Discussion of the Short Story with Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack

    Today I was at a very interesting discussion led by Thomas Morris, editor at The Stinging Fly magazine, as part of the Dublin Writers Festival. It was a colloquy about the short story between two practitioners of that form, Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack, the latter my tutor during my MA inContinue reading “Discussion of the Short Story with Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack”