Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones as Connell and Marianne in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures

I was born in Toronto and moved to Ireland as a boy. I spent some formative years in Shannon, the planned, Khrushchevian-style satellite town in south(...)

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(...)