Presenter of @bookshowRTE; Reporter for @RTETheWorks, Arts journalist (Irish Times); @antiroom co-founder & Editor of Silver Threads of Hope anthology.
"A book about pain, ultra-running, Frida Kahlo, gangland tours & Feminism". Really want to read The Empathy Exams:
Almost finished Bonnie Greer's memoir. So interesting on race, Civil Rights and gender. Also: funny & poetic.
@urchinette @NadineORegan @DonaldClarke63 Mine comes with the "read and share" vibe:
Bookshelf reshuffle turned up a 2009 anthology of UCD's Creative Writing MA with @ColinBarrett82 & @Claire_Coughlan.
Book purging, shelf-sorting and goodie-bag organising for book club reunion. Found this Deborah Levy poem:
@chris_power @gorse_journal Nice edition. I love these very colourful @nyrbclassics ones. (NB Muriel Spark afterword)
Charity shop find at the brilliant @HayKells festival: 1970s Sunday Miscellany anthology. Love the cover @RTERadio1
Victorian map of Woman's heart – complete with gender stereotypes http://t.co/6CFUqTNG5W via @brainpicker
@plasmatron It was great! Further to our Scottish writer chat, this is out in August. You a fan?
@McManusDarragh He was very cool & looks grumpy in this photo because of the light, but a really friendly, smart guy.
Book haul steal (50 cent each) at local garden fête. Gorgeous Gibbons cover. Not so sure about the O'Flaherty.
Beautiful setting for John Grant and Conor from @wearevillagers singing 'Glacier' at @BodyandSoulIrl:
After her superb story collection The China Factory, I'm intrigued to see what Mary Costello does with the novel:
@StanCarey Chaired a panel with Woodrell & @declanburke a couple of years ago. Really enjoyed it.
It's got to be said, @Writingandideas at Borris has some fancy venues. Chatting with @mariellaf1. Pic HT @declanwalsh
@mariellaf1 @Writingandideas It was such fun, I really enjoyed our chat. And what a venue:
Every time the replay graphic came on screen during the Brazil game, I thought of this: (HT to whoever sent it to me)
RT @LAReviewofBooks From Patricia Highsmith to Shirley Jackson, tales of femme fatale revenge http://t.co/3aAgx3A9O1
Hell yeah, I've been walking. At the Thames near Battersea Power Station, talking Psychogeography with Will Self:
Mike Leigh picked a Charles Bukowski poem for "Poems That Make Grown Men Cry". Hear him on @BookShowRTE, Sun 7pm.
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