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Cool Hot Press

I dispatched a small army of family to scour newsagents throughout Ireland for the latest issue of Hot Press Magazine and they did very well (particular thanks to Rosie Rohan). Hot Press was THE culture magazine of my teens and … Continue reading

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C’mere Til I Tell You

I’m interrupting my convalescence, and my birthday, to bring you what might be the shortest ever narration of an adulterous sex scene (from “Into the West” in In the Event of Contact). With thanks to KALW’s FRESH AIR, Lisa Morehouse, … Continue reading

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25th Annual IPPY Awards

This is all the sweeter and more surreal because I loved SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stuart (Grove Atlantic). Congratulations to all the winners.

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That Queen Thing Again

My deep thanks to Jane Ciabattari and Literary Hub for including me in their stellar interview series. “In my work, my particular kingdoms, I have the power to invite readers into stories and situations they might ordinarily want to pull … Continue reading

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Da relief. Da gratitude. Da hangover.

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What Have You Survived?

I remain grateful to Lori Narlock, founder of the Napa Valley Book Fest, for chatting with me about inspiration, obsession, imaginary friends, micro and macro aggressions, and going on with our wounds and our wonder. Thanks also to the wonderful … Continue reading

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Video Much?

I don’t like to watch myself back on video (does anybody?) but I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation on craft, process, storytelling, fixations, and life with Joy Lanzendorfer, author of the sweeping and gripping debut historical novel RIGHT BACK WHERE WE … Continue reading

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The Bible by Ethel Rohan

My deep thanks to Peter McDermott and the Irish Echo for including me in their long-running writer interview series. This was one of the more fun interviews I’ve done recently, and I hope you enjoy.

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Go On

I’m grateful to Courtney Harler and the ever excellent Masters Review for this thoughtful interview that touches on writing and publishing short stories, and on how we go on with our wounds.

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Any Wonder Left

Cleaning out her deceased father’s home in Dublin, a woman reluctantly accepts help from an unsettling stranger. I’m deeply grateful to World Literature Today for publishing a short story from my just-out collection In the Event of Contact. You can … Continue reading

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