Mike Mccormack

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Mayo supporters are keeping the excitement under wraps in the build-up to this All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coming from as far south as the Mojave Desert on the Galway border and riding north-west up onto the Erris panhandle, savage war parties who rode gre(...)

Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’ needs to be considered for the Man Booker Prize. But we can’t submit it.

Who cares about the Man Booker Prize? For most people, if the name is recognisable at all, it’s an award for the snooty elite – “posh bingo”, as Julia(...)

Mike McCormack: “My early books were full of young men going stone mad, full of violence, with a soundtrack of Scandinavian death metal. Now I’m listening to Hank Williams”

Mike McCormack’s new novel began when he was struck by a very simple idea. “There’s a man at home in the middle of the week, and he’s bumping into th(...)

Author Eimear McBride. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Our How to Write a Book series is heading to Galway International Arts Festival. In the latest in our series of events to tie in with our How to Write(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)

‘It is a bitch of a job,” Mike McCormack says cheerfully of the writing life. The Mayo man spent last weekend on a whistle-stop reading tour of the(...)

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