Paul Mcveigh

6 results

Jenny McCartney’s debut is a well-meaning tale that falls down on the writing

A book lives or dies in its sentences. To paraphrase Anne Enright, in an interview to the New Yorker some years ago, a good sentence does many things (...)

Claire Fuller: ‘I have to start with a person and a location and then I let the character walk around’

The dedication in Bitter Orange, Claire Fuller’s third novel, reads as follows: “In memory of Joyce Grubb (9 August 1910 to 4 July 2004) and Joyce Gr(...)

OMG

Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Justin Myers aka The Guyliner: his first novel, The Last Romeo, will be published by Little, Brown in spring 2018

The Guyliner, who made his name with his satirical take on the Guardian’s Blind Date column, has signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown, for novel(...)

Monica Lavin: I think science and writing have to do with the desire to know. Science deals with objective truth, literature with relative truth. El Quijote taught us that

What made you a fiction writer? Curiosity, reading, a love for stories, the unknown, and desert turtle excrement. Desert turtle excrement? (...)

Photograph: Haydeny West/PA

Northern Irish fiction is currently having a bit of a moment: novels have been picked up by major publishing houses and Bernard McLaverty, Lucy Cal(...)