Caroline Doherty de Novoa's Blog (5)

On the Anniversary of García Márquez's Death, a New Book Asks, 'Was Gabo an Irishman?'

My husband is convinced that there is a website called “wiki-paddy-a,” which I use to prove that my beloved homeland, Ireland, has given the world many great things. Like Halloween, for example,…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Are the Irish Natural Storytellers?

When someone says to me that the Irish are natural storytellers, I’m usually really pleased. I’m an Irish writer, and isn’t it the ultimate aim of all writers to tell a cracking story? The…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on January 16, 2015 at 9:30am — 32 Comments

'Smile' - A Short Film

I absolutely loved this short film by Wild Geese member and fellow County Tyrone author, Colin Broderick

It's called "Smile," and it's a visual poem set in New York. Lyrical and melancholic, like so much Irish poetry, it is, in the end an uplifting story of transformation and renewal. 

Enjoy!

Caroline …

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on September 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish Magic Realism: 'The Inventor' Short Film

Two years ago if you asked me what magic realism was I would have confidently told you that it was “a creative device where magic elements appear within an otherwise realistic environment.” I…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Ireland and Colombia: So Different, Yet So Much the Same

When I woke to my first St. Patrick’s Day in Colombia, I grabbed my laptop before I’d even got out of bed and Skyped home. Through the magic of the Internet, I was suddenly transported to my parents’ dining room…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on June 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

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