“. . . while reading it, one can’t shake the feeling of a gifted writer intent on seeing what he can get away with and then fudging in a plot around the fun parts. Which isn’t to say that the novel’s Read on! →
“Bodies of Summer is a worthwhile and considerate take on the failure of technology to liberate us. A relevant and thoughtful debut from the up-and-coming Latin American author.” Read the full review online at The Irish Times.
“…quintessentially Irish and a spectacular riot of a read.” Read the full review online at The Irish Times.
Dalkey author, Tom O’Neill, was interviewed about his novel, GRATTAN AND ME, on ARENA at RTE Radio on February 21st. You can listen to the archived program online here, beginning at the 21-minute mark.
“I’m an Old Commie! is a genial little novel, offering a good glimpse of life in communist Romania, as well as being a plausible case-study of the toll on a representative individual as the radical transition to would-be capitalist would-be democracy Read on! →
This is the eighth in the annual series of European fiction in translation. The standard ranges from very good to so-so, with narrative approaches ranging from the traditional to the experimental. Czech writer Jiri Hajicek’s Lion Cubs is mainly a dialogue between Read on! →
I was asked where Grattan and Me came from. I still have to think about that a bit. The writing influences are many. … I took the liberty of adding a couple of extra layers. Narrator, foreword writer, inner editor, and others Read on! →
Harry Mathews, the author, poet, and translator, passed away yesterday in Key West, Florida, at the age of eighty-six. He is survived by his two children and his wife, the novelist Marie Chaix. Mathews was born in New York Read on! →
I knew none of the authors beforehand and I won’t forget three: Mariosi Castaldi, Gauz, and Ann Cotten. Their stories are excellent, yet each approaches storytelling differently. Indeed, such variety is indicative of the whole collection… Read the entire review Read on! →
On COLLECTED PLAYS: “But Healy’s ear for colloquial catchphrases is spot-on, whether it is unemployed Irish labourers in London, teenagers at a disco in Crossmolina, or young offenders exchanging repartee from separate prison cells. He conveys a zest for the Read on! →