Winter People Q&A with Gráinne Murphy

I first came across Cork writer Gráinne Murphy’s evocative writing thanks to the wonderful Madeleine D’Arcy and Danielle McLaughlin, who run Fiction at the Friary. It was the tail end of the lockdowns, and the Cork literary salon was being conducted online. Gráinne was interviewed about her second novel, The Ghostlights, which ties together a… Read More Winter People Q&A with Gráinne Murphy

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The unweekly herding: stepping up to the mic

It would seem there are two types of writers – those who are comfortable with reading their work to an audience, and those who would rather be trapped in a lift with Piers Morgan than stand before a microphone. EM Reapy, author of Red Dirt, is of the latter variety. In an upfront piece for the Irish Times last week, she explained that, though… Read More The unweekly herding: stepping up to the mic