All Blog Posts Tagged 'novel' (6)

Chapter Six from 'A Good Girl': 'The Walsh Family Leaves Galway'

Trading Fate

Fourteen-year-old Patricia Walsh, her mother, father, and six siblings, scratched out a living in the stone fields of County Galway, Ireland. Colum Walsh supported the family as a stonemason building estate structures and repairing the fences of an…


Added by Johnnie Bernhard on February 15, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

'The Wake' - #1 in Historical Irish Fiction

I've just had the pleasure of seeing my novel, The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next), reach #1 Best Seller status in Irish Historical Fiction on Amazon. And the news has given me exactly what I need to work harder on the new novel I'm currently…

Added by Colm Herron on November 14, 2016 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

'Brooklyn': Film Versus Novel

There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie…


Added by Colm Herron on November 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Every Writer Thrives and Survives on Memories

On a July day nearly 130 years ago, an unknown and homesick young Irish writer trudged along a busy London street. He stopped suddenly and stood still, for he thought he could hear the tinkling of water in the midst of the bustling thoroughfare.…


Added by Colm Herron on August 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

Setting the Scene for 'High Crimes'

The past, present and future happily coexist on my workplace doorstep. I’d written about the past in four books, but it was the future that caught my eye one day in the form of a crane, standing stark against a grey Dublin sky.

I work in a newspaper in the city centre, on Talbot Street. During my lunch break, I would leave the office and walk past the…


Added by David Lawlor on September 7, 2015 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Michael Collins Scene From 'A Time of Traitors'

Michael Collins sat hunched over the small office desk,…


Added by David Lawlor on July 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 16 Comments

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