Hennessy Nominees Announced & New Home For New Irish Writing

Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
A hearty congratulations to the nominees of the Hennessy Literary Awards which have just been announced. Eighteen writers have been chosen from entries submitted in 2014 in three categories: First Fiction, Emerging Fiction, and Emerging Poetry. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Westin Hotel…

Giveaway of White Feathers for #IrishFictionFortnight!

The rather wonderful and fantastic Margaret Madden of Bleach House Library is hosting a giveaway of White Feathers on her blog as part of the wonderful #IrishFictionFortnight. I would recommend looking up this hashtag and following her blog as there are great discussions on books that have been published over the last 20-30 years in Ireland,Continue reading “Giveaway of White Feathers for #IrishFictionFortnight!”

Engagements early 2015

This is a quick post just to announce a couple of engagements in early spring. To keep up to date with my calendar, you can view or subscribe to it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Lanigan/1506360509651210?sk=events I have an interview at 7pm this coming Tuesday with Brenda Drumm on Artyfacts arts programme on Kildare FM. It is aContinue reading “Engagements early 2015”

2014: It’s Hard Out Here For a…Female Debut Novelist

2014 was a good year for me. On a personal level, my family added a generation when O arrived. Born in April 2014, he was the youngest guest at my launch. I had just referred to him in my launch speech and he’d disappeared and suddenly just materialised again, right on cue, along with hisContinue reading “2014: It’s Hard Out Here For a…Female Debut Novelist”

Readings in Dubray Rathmines, Whyte’s in Schull

Last week was rather hectic, but in a good way. I was invited to read at the Dubray 20th Anniversary party in their shop in Rathmines, which I had often browsed a decade or more earlier when I lived in the area so I had many happy memories. Dubray MD Maria Dickenson interviewed several authors,Continue reading “Readings in Dubray Rathmines, Whyte’s in Schull”

Dubray Books Rathmines 20th Anniversary Party – Thurs 4 Dec

I’m delighted to announce I will be taking part in this event and reading a brief excerpt from White Feathers. It takes place in Dubray Bookshop in the Swan Centre Rathmines at 6pm until 8pm and refreshments are served. There are some other great authors, such as Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea,Continue reading “Dubray Books Rathmines 20th Anniversary Party – Thurs 4 Dec”

Brighton and Eastbourne – And On the BBC!

My trip to England lived up to my expectations in every way. It was wonderful to visit the hinterland of much of the first half of White Feathers – and thanks to Sheila Bugler’s friend Anne-Marie who works at the Eastbourne Herald, I found out that the Links, the name of the school on which I’dContinue reading “Brighton and Eastbourne – And On the BBC!”